NFL Rumors: Jared Goff, Lions Agree to New 4-Year, $212M Contract; $170M Guaranteed

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The Detroit Lions have re-signed quarterback Jared Goff to a four-year, $212 million contract extension with $170 million guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

In 2023, Goff completed a career-high 67.3 percent of his passes for 30 touchdowns (12 interceptions) and 4,575 yards (7.6 YPA) for a 12-5 Lions team that won its first division title since 1993 and made the NFC Championship Game for the first time since 1991.

The Los Angeles Rams selected the former Cal star with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft. He made back-to-back Pro Bowls for the Rams in 2017 and 2018 and guided L.A. to the NFC title in the latter year.

In five seasons in L.A., Goff completed 63.4 percent of his passes for 107 touchdowns (55 interceptions) and 18,171 yards (7.5 yards per attempt).

The Rams appeared committed to Goff long-term when they signed him to a four-year contract extension worth $134 million in new money in Sept. 2019, per Over the Cap. However, they decided to go in a different direction during the 2021 offseason and sent Goff to the Lions in a trade that brought back Matthew Stafford.

At first, Goff didn’t appear to be a long-term solution for a rebuilding Detroit team coming off the disastrous Matt Patricia era that saw the Lions win just 14 games from 2018 to 2020. However, he’s done quite well in Detroit, making his third Pro Bowl in 2022 after helping the Lions triple their win total en route to a 9-8 season.

Goff completed 65.1 percent of his passes for 29 touchdowns (seven interceptions) and 4,438 yards (7.6 yards per attempt). Thanks largely to his efforts, the Lions scored the fifth-most points in football.

During the third round of the draft, Detroit drafted Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback Hendon Hooker out of Tennessee. Hooker is coming off a torn ACL, but that selection raised some questions about Goff’s future in town.

However, general manager Brad Holmes told reporters about the team’s talks with Goff’s camp before the regular season began.

“We’ve kept open dialogue with their agents in camp and I think the transparency has been good, so we’ll see how it goes,” Holmes said, per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

At the time, Goff was under contract for two more years, counting against the cap for $31 million in 2023 and $32 million in 2024, per Over the Cap.

After a great season, Goff told reporters he would love to stay in Detroit.

“In regard to my future, it’s not up to me,” he said, per Lions senior writer Tim Twentyman. “I love this place. We’ll see what happens as time goes on here, but yeah, I love this place and love Dan (Campbell) and all the coaches and all of my teammates.”

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