Rams’ Sign QB Jared Goff to a $134 Million Extension

Jared Goff (16) while with the Rams
Jared Goff (16) while with the Rams. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/CSM/Shutterstock (10082133by)

The Los Angeles Rams are sure they have their quarterback of the future in Jared Goff and have decided to show that on Wednesday. Rams announced that they have signed Goff to a four-year extension, which keeps the Pro Bowler under contract through 2024.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Goff’s extension is worth $134 million, and comes with NFL-record guaranteed $110 million. The 24-year-old still has two years on his rookie deal under which he is set to earn $4.3 million in 2019 and $22.8 million in 2020. This brings the overall value of his contract to $161 million.

Although Jared Goff didn’t push for an extension this offseason, it became evident that he would get one when Philadelphia Eagles extended QB Carson Wentz. Goff was drafted No.1 overall in 2016 and Wentz was selected No.2 in the same draft. This is why it also makes sense that Goff’s deal is more valuable than Wentz’s, who got $128 million and $107.9 million guaranteed back in June.

After a struggling rookie season under Jeff Fisher, Goff managed to establish himself as one of the better QBs in the league under new Rams’ coach Sean McWay. In the previous two years, he made consecutive Pro Bowl appearances while also leading the team to a Super Bowl appearance in 2018.

Over the course of his three years in the league, Goff completed 62.1 percent of his passes while throwing for 9,581 yards and 65 touchdowns. He added 931 passing yards and two touchdowns in the postseason.