Los Angeles Rams franchise quarterback Jared Goff is getting paid big time. The team announced on Tuesday that it has signed the fourth-year signal caller to a four-year extension.
We had some idea what the figures looked like, including the largest guaranteed cash in NFL history. But the overall details of the deal are absolutely mind-boggling.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Goff will get $134 million in total cash over four seasons with an NFL-record $110 million in guarantees.
The previous high-water mark for guaranteed cash was Carson Wentz at $108 million. Prior to that, Russell Wilson set the record with $107 million earlier in the offseason.
Goff is also going to earn an average of $33.5 million annually. That’s tied with Aaron Rodgers for the third-highest per-year figure in NFL history. Overall, he’s going to earn $161 million over the next six seasons. That, too, is a record in terms of total cash in the NFL.
A debate raged around the football world regarding Goff and his perceived value following the announcement of this extension.
Though, we have to realize that the quarterback market continues to reset itself on a near never-ending loop. Look for Dallas Cowboys youngster Dak Prescott to set the new benchmark some time soon before reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes shatters it again when he becomes eligible for an extension next spring.