On the surface, Jared Goff seems to have the stats of a quarterback you would want to have around your franchise for a long time.
The former No. 1 overall pick guided the Los Angeles Rams to an 11-4 record in 2017 and 13-3 record and Super Bowl berth last season. He passed for 3,804 yards, 28 touchdowns and 7 interceptions in 2017 and was even better last year with a 64.9 completion percentage, 4,688 passing yards, 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Goff is entering the fourth year of his rookie deal and still a bargain for the team with a cap hit of under $9 million. But in 2020, his fifth-year optionwould pay him $22.8 million — a more significant sum.
After his rookie deal is up is when Goff would get costly. The market for premium quarterbacks is around $30 million per year, if not more. That lofty price tag led Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio to say on an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” that he would not be surprised if Goff doesn’t get a second contract with the Rams.