By Nico Laveris, PSO Asst. Director of Sports Operations
Sep 05, 2019

Just days before Jared Goff’s fourth NFL season is set to kick off, the Los Angeles Rams decided to lock down their quarterback of the future, and they made history in the process. The Rams signed Goff to a 4y/$134M dollar extension, with $110 million guaranteed, an NFL record.

  • Goff was drafted 1st overall by the Rams in 2016
  • 2x Pro Bowl (2017-18)
  • 143 yards short of Rams single-season passing record in 2018
    • Led Los Angeles to the Super Bowl in 2018 (Lost to Patriots after scoring only 3 points)
  • Set to enter 2019 season with a $8.9 million dollar salary
  • Contract has the most guaranteed money ever (passes Carson Wentz’s $107M dollar extension in 2017)
  • 1st team All Pac-12 (first CAL player to accomplish this feat since Aaron Rodgers in 2004)
  • Holds 26 CAL records, including most passing yards, passing yards per game , passing touchdowns, and completions   

In his rookie year, Jared Goff started a total of 7 games and lost all 7 (0-7), but when the Rams hired new head coach Sean Mcvay in 2017, something clicked and Goff’s #1 draft pick caliber play rose to the surface. In 2018, Goff started all 16 games and put up career highs with 4688 yards and 32 touchdowns, which carried the Rams to a Superbowl appearance, only to lose a heartbreaking game against the Patriots 13-3.

Jared Goff has only progressed in each of his three seasons, and history tells us he should again, especially as he continues to grow alongside a young offensive mastermind like McVay. Entering his fourth season with a fresh new contract extension that holds more guaranteed money than anyone has ever seen, Goff has no excuse but to be at top form and then some. With Gurley possibly being less of a focal point in the offense, the Rams will need Goff to step up and consistently play the way he did against Minnesota last year, where he was dropping dimes left and right. It’s a scary thought for the rest of the league that the tandem of Goff and Mcvay should be just as potent as they were just last season, if not even better.     

The Los Angeles Rams drafted Jared Goff first overall in 2016 and signed him to a 4-year, 27.9 million dollar contract, set to expire in 2021 after the 5th-year option. Before entering the final year of this deal, the Rams decided to show Goff he is the future of their organization by showing him the money, more guaranteed money ever given to a player to be exact.

In this rapidly growing era of player holdouts and contract disputes over guaranteed money, Los Angeles made the right move by extending Goff with an NFL-record contract. Goff has NEVER missed a game due to injury, and if this fact remains consistent, the money Los Angeles invested in Goff will be well spent considering he is one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Their front office won’t have the luxury of a top-tier QB on a rookie contract anymore, and will have to get creative to build out the rest of their roster going forward.     

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