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Jared Goff gets a new contract and expanding the playoffs (Handle your business Podcast)

Jared Goff
Aug 19, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) looks to pass against the Oakland Raiders during a NFL football game at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jared Goff’s big deal

Two weeks back Jared Goff signed a massive 4-year, $134 million extensions. That puts Goff into the top 5 in average annual salary for quarterbacks.

George examines his record under Sean McVay, looks at what happens when Goff carries more of the responsibility in the offense and decides on whether Goff is worth the cash.

Breaking News

George starts the show by talking about the breaking news on New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and on Miami Dolphins cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick. Payton has signed a long extension that will not only end any talk of him coaching the Dallas Cowboys, but it will also set him up to stay with New Orleans for nearly two decades, a rare achievement in the NFL. Fitzpatrick requested a trade and reporting from Neal Driscoll of indicates the Dolphins are receiving substantial offers for him. George talks about what he would take if he were sitting in the Miami front office.

Expanding the NFL playoffs

The NFL is talking about adding two teams to the playoffs to make 7 in each conference, and 14 units total for the next collective bargaining agreement. The NFL discussed this proposal at the last CBA negotiations. George looks at the argument from both ends. The playoffs last expanded in 1990 to 12 teams. So George looks at who would’ve got in from 1990 until now and gives you the numbers on the sort of teams that would’ve made it and how many of them were good teams. Then George talks about it from the perspective of the groups that were seeded second and would go from getting the first week off to play at home. George tells you how many 13-win (and even 14-win) teams would not have got the week off as well as pointing out how much this policy could’ve changed the recent history of the NFL.

Questions for the podcast team

  • What should the Dolphins ask for in a trade for Minkah Fitzpatrick?
  • Is Jared Goff worth the money?
  • Do you want to see the NFL playoffs expanded

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