BREAKING: Jared Goff Signing Four-Year Extension with Los Angeles Rams

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The leader of the Rams’ offense isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. According to Adam Schefter, the Los Angeles Rams and quarterback Jared Goff have agreed on a four-year contract extension that will keep Goff in Los Angeles through the 2024 season.

Goff had two years and about $27 million left on his rookie contract, including his fifth-year option for 2020 that was set to pay him almost $27.8 million.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the deal will be worth more than $32 million per year. That is a similar number to the contract just recently signed by Carson Wentz with the Philadelphia Eagles. Rapoport also reports the deal is set to pay Goff the most guaranteed money in NFL history. Wentz holds that record, at nearly $108 million. So expect at least $110 million, if not more, to be locked in for Goff.

The move is the latest in the Rams’ locking up their top players long-term. Goff and Aaron Donald are now locked up through 2024. Brandin Cooks and Todd Gurley are set through 2023. And a host of players, including Rob Havenstein and Johnny Hekker (plus their draft class) are signed through 2022 and Robert Woods and Brian Allen are among the players signed through 2021.

The Rams have done a fantastic job of locking up their core players for the foreseeable future and Goff was, arguably, the last major piece of that puzzle. And this contract fits right in with the rest of the quarterback contracts on the market. He will undoubtedly be tied to Carson Wentz. They were the first two picks of the 2016 NFL Draft, so there will always be that connection, similar to the 2004 trio of Eli Manning, Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger.

$32 million a year may seem like a lot, but this is a league where teams and players are always looking to outdo previous contracts in terms of average money per year and guaranteed money. $32 million a year for Goff would put him fourth in that category behind Russell Wilson, Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers. And he may end up falling from that number with quarterbacks such as Dak Prescott and Patrick Mahomes eventually getting new deals.

This was a deal the Rams had to do to keep Jared Goff. And they got ahead of the curve by making the deal now, with two years left on his contract, just like the Eagles did with Wentz.

Update: Adam Schefter is reporting the deal is a four-year extension worth $134 million, which works out to $33.5 million per year. He will also receive $110 million guaranteed, which is the most guaranteed money ever for an NFL contract.

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