Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams have locked a new deal which will keep the player in LA until 2024. The two sides have reached a four-year agreement worth $134 million, from which $110 million are guaranteed.
It is an NFL record for guaranteed money. The previously held one was $107.8 million, the Philadelphia Eagles gave Carson Wentz. Goff has two more years on his rookie deal, which means that his future in the upcoming six years is tied with the Rams.
This news was delivered by Adam Schefter first and was later confirmed by an article issued on the Rams’ official website, written by Stu Jackson.
“The Rams on Tuesday agreed to terms with Goff on a four-year extension. On top of his fifth-year option exercised by Los Angeles in April, it will keep the former No. 1 overall draft pick under contract through the 2024 season,” Jackson revealed.
We've agreed to terms with @JaredGoff16 on a four-year extension!
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) September 4, 2019
The remaining rookie contract would bring Goff $4.3 million this season, and $22.8 million in 2020. So when all adds up, Goff is set to get $161 million.
With this deal, Goff’s position is secured for a long time, but not only that. The Rams have also secured their status as one of the best teams in the league. Goff, the no.1 pick from the 2016 NFL draft has been a generational talent according to experts, and the Rams already became a force in the league. Having a centerpiece of their puzzle locked in LA for quite some time, the organization can focus on keeping the rest of the team which reached the Super Bowl game last season.
Goff played 38 games for the Rams, all as a starter, and so far his statistics in the NFL is impressive. He threw for 9,581 yards and has 65 touchdowns with 26 interceptions. In the meantime, he was elected for the Pro-Bowl twice, establishing himself as one of the most reliable QBs in the league despite his age.
With Sean McVay beside him, Goff’s full potential emerged to the surface. In the last two seasons, the team went 24-8 reaching the playoffs on both occasions. The player also became the first-ever No.1 pick who led his team to the Super Bowl within the first three years of his career. Just to remind how important is McVay for Goff’s development, the player started his career with seven straight losses under Jeff Fisher.
Unfortunately for Goff and all the Rams’ fans, Tom Brady and the Patriots were too much for them, and the title went to Massachusets. But anyway, it was a massive step ahead for the organization, who last saw the Super Bowl in 2001. It is why the management decided to react early enough and sign the player who might make their future very successful.
“Rams leadership understood how important Goff is to the future of the organization given what he has accomplished both on and off the field over the last three years,” Jackson also wrote.
The Rams’ schedule at the start of the season is pretty tough. They are starting the campaign in Charlotte against the Carolina Panthers, and are after that having a super-clash against the NFC Championship game rival, the New Orleans Saints.
The controversial win from the last year’s playoffs is still ringing in Saints’ heads, and no doubt, Sean Payton and his boys will have a huge motive to beat the Rams at their own court. Following that match, Goff and the crew travel to Cleveland to meet the rising Browns.