LA Rams quarterback is open to re-structuring his contract in order to create more cap space for the team, according to a tweet by ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry on Wednesday. Goff is going into the fifth year of his career, with the four-year, $134 million extension he signed in 2019 not kicking off until 2021.
Goff’s 2020 cap hit is a little more than $36 million, the highest in the NFL.
Rams QB Jared Goff says he's open to restructuring his contract to create more salary cap space.— LindseyThiry (@LindseyThiry) April 15, 2020
He also says he's talked with Todd Gurley several times since he was released.
Already up against the cap, the Rams have made plenty of moves in 2020, including releasing running back Todd Gurley before his $57 million extension had even begun its first season. They also traded Brandin Cooks to the Houston Texans but got no cap relief for next season in the move; in fact, it made his cap hit go up by $1 million and the team would not be able to sign free agent A’Shawn Robinson until they get under the limit according to OvertheCap.com.
LA is also going to be looking to extend Jalen Ramsey, who has a $13.7 million cap hit for next season on the fifth-year option. A new deal would cost 10s of millions in guaranteed money, but could very well lower his 2020 cap hit.