Rams, Jared Goff Agree To Extension

The Rams and quarterback Jared Goff have agreed to a four-year extension that will keep Goff in LA through 2024, as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports (Twitter link). The team announced that the two sides have indeed agreed to terms.

Schefter reports in a separate tweet that the four-year pact is worth $134MM and includes a record $110MM guarantee. When factoring in the two years that were remaining on Goff’s rookie deal (including the fifth-year option), LA effectively has Goff on a six-year, $161MM contract.

Carson Wentz, who was taken No. 2 overall in the 2016 draft — one spot behind Goff — signed a massive extension several months ago that ties him to the Eagles through 2024. Wentz’ extension is for four years and $128MM ($32MM per year) with just over $107MM in guarantees, so it stands to reason that Goff’s deal would top Wentz in terms of AAV and guarantees.

After all, Goff does not have the major injury concerns that have plagued Wentz in the early stages of his professional career, and Goff is coming off a stellar campaign in which he threw for 4,688 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions while earning a Pro Bowl nod and a trip to the Super Bowl. There was some chatter that the Rams would simply allow Goff to play out his contract and walk in free agency after the 2020 campaign, but head coach Sean McVay dismissed that notion back in June while fully committing to his soon-to-be 25-year-old signal-caller.

Obviously, the QB market is only growing, and it makes sense for the Rams to make a move now before it hits $40MM/year territory. Goff is not perfect, but he’s quite good already, and he still has room to grow. Plus, the Rams profile as Super Bowl contenders for at least the next couple of seasons.

The team already extended McVay and GM Les Snead in July, so three of the most important people in the organization are set to guide LA for the long haul.

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com first reported that the deal would pay Goff over $32MM per season and would include the largest guarantee in league history (Twitter links).

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24 comments on “Rams, Jared Goff Agree To Extension

  1. Wentz It Gonna be my Turn?

    It’s a good thing Dallas got that deal done with Dak……….

    • afsooner02

      Cowboys can’t pay him that…and zeke…and cooper with all of the other extensions they’ve given out.

      • crosseyedlemon

        It’s going to require restructuring several contracts, moving money over to signing bonuses and back loading the contracts but teams can always find ways to retain their top talent if they have the resolve.

      • compassrose

        I hope they pay Dak in the $30 mill mark. He will be an avg or less QB with a lot of money and cowboy fans will wonder why they haven’t made that playoffs again with him. Or if they do why they don’t advance. You beat us last year but we weren’t supposed to even contend for a playoff spot.

        If you guys want to see the way a real coach and GM work look at what Seattle just did. Traded s player and made that trade and a few others into 7 extra picks. Got rid of their high priced players except for the ones vital to the team. They then stole a player from Houston and are paying less than half his salary got rid of two guys they were probably going to cut anyway. If there are any cowboy fans out there that think Dak is even close to Wilson you are so delusional. I have been told that before it just makes me laugh. When had Dakota took the team on his shoulders and made them win? Our playoff game he didn’t do that he had a run at a crucial time but Zeke did most of the work.

          • crosseyedlemon

            They figure it’s a can’t miss play now that they’ve signed Geno Smith.

          • compassrose

            They did but it wasn’t a bad play call it was a bad throw. The ball was too high and slightly behind him. If the ball was lower and led him no way the ball is isn’t int. Should they have run beast mode probably but they needed to throw itty once because of the clock.

            Would you rather have your team in the SB and lose a close game or on vacation? I would rather watch my team play in the SB than not. We were there and you make lame jokes because your team wasn’t.

  2. Z-A

    You know when you do an Auction draft and you pay like 80% of your salary on 2 players? That’s going to be the NFL in 2 years.

  3. carlos15

    And he didn’t even have to hold out to get it like every running back in football.

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