The Los Angeles Rams are finalizing a contract extension with starting quarterback Jared Goff, per Mike Silver and Ian Rapaport:
The #Rams & QB Jared Goff have made significant progress on a long-term contract extension that will be done in the coming days, sources say. The deal should pay him more than $32M per year and allow him to cash in early, similar to Carson Wentz. LA locking up more of its future.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 4, 2019
As the tweet says, the extension will net Goff roughly $32m/year, which would place him in similar territory as fellow draft pick QB Carson Wentz. This would place Goff at fourth (tied with Wentz) for average per year.
Goff was always going to be the Rams’ guy, regardless of the hoopla fed from media proclaiming that Head Coach Sean McVay might be the coach to take a shot at replacing his quarterback with a cheaper version.
In three seasons, Goff has totaled 9,581 passing yards, 65 touchdowns, 26 interceptions, and a 24-14 overall record. Goff also has a playoff record of 2-2, bringing his team to a Super Bowl appearance (last year). The Rams’ young signal caller made back-to-back pro bowls the past two seasons, giving the Rams a clear indication that this was the guy they wanted to build around.
Currently, the Rams have $1.5m in cap space, per Over The Cap.
The #Rams and QB Jared Goff are expected to execute a 4-year deal that is trending toward the largest guarantee in NFL history, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 4, 2019
UPDATE pt. II
Compensation update: Rams are giving QB Jared Goff a four-year, $134 million extension that includes an NFL-record $110 million guaranteed, per source. It ties him to LA through 2024 season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 4, 2019
UPDATE pt. III
Details on Rams QB Jared Goff's new four-year, $134 million deal.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 6, 2019
• $25 million signing bonus.
• $57 million fully guaranteed at signing.
• $84 million in the first 3 years.
• $110 million guaranteed against injury.
Goff now under contract through 2024.
UPDATE pt. IV