The Los Angeles Rams decided late Tuesday night, to lock up their future with quarterback Jared Goff. The former 2016 first-round pick received a hefty contract extension worth 134 million dollars over four years, with an NFL record 110 million guaranteed. That 110 million gives Goff the most amount of guaranteed money for any quarterback in the league.
Largest guarantees: NFL history
Jared Goff $110 M
Carson Wentz $107.9 M
Russell Wilson $107.0 M
Matt Ryan $100.0 M
Aaron Rodgers $98.7 M
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) September 4, 2019
Goff had already been under contract with the Los Angeles Rams for another two seasons, but the new deal will keep him in Los Angeles another six years, all the way through 2024. He has passed for 8,492 yards with 60 touchdowns and 19 interceptions in 31 regular-season games as the starter for the Rams.
Rams are signing QB Jared Goff to a four-year extension, tying him to team for next six seasons through 2024, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 4, 2019
Under head coach and phenom, Sean McVay, Goff has seen an increase in efficiency and performance. His forgettable rookie season, where the team went 4-12 under head coach Jeff Fischer, is long behind him. Last year, he threw a career-high 32 touchdowns and logged a personal-best 101.1 passer rating over the course of the regular season.
The postseason was another story. He threw more interceptions than he did touchdowns. They still somehow managed to get to the Super Bowl where they lost 13-3 to the New England Patriots. Goff completed only 50 percent of his passes in that game.
Either way, the team decided that Goff would be the building block for the next six seasons. With other pieces still question marks, Goff will be a reliable cornerstone. With Todd Gurley facing knee issues and Cooper Cupp having health issues, the team will need to tie down their strongest assets.
The Goff deal is similar to what his fellow 2016 draft pick Carson Wentz received earlier this year. Wentz and Philadelphia agreed to a four year, 128 million dollar deal with 107 million guaranteed. With Goff getting this deal, it resets the guaranteed money market. This will have quite an impact on the remaining quarterbacks that need extensions, like Cowboys Dak Prescott. Can NFL teams continue to give this much-guaranteed money to their quarterbacks? I guess we will find out.
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