Los Angeles Rams: New Matt Ryan contract will benefit Jared Goff later on

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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff must be all smiles after seeing the hefty contract Matt Ryan just received from the Atlanta Falcons.

As the Los Angeles Rams continue to enjoy the offseason as one of the biggest winners, the one story that has all of a sudden come into play is the future contract of Jared Goff after seeing the money Matt Ryan is going to be making from the Atlanta Falcons over the next few years. The Falcons made a bold decision to reward Ryan with a hefty five-year, $150 million extension, but also this sets the bar high for other quarterbacks looking to get paid down the road, including Goff.

Even though Goff has a little time before the Rams have to even consider the thought of an extension, the former California standout has to be smiling when looking at the money the Falcons are paying Ryan since there’s a good chance he could be in the same range, if not more. Sadly, it’s become quite common in the NFL to see players wait until other teams take care of certain individuals before agreeing to a deal of their own, and even though Goff isn’t due for a new deal this season, the Ryan contract will still help his situation.

After making a huge leap during his sophomore campaign that showed he is in fact the long-term answer for this team at quarterback, the sky is going to be the limit for Goff moving forward when looking at the potential surrounding this offense. In fact, if last season is any indication of what to expect after Goff earned a trip to the Pro Bowl along with helping Los Angeles make history by becoming the first team to go from worst to first in scoring, whatever money the team has to pay him will be well worth it.

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However, Goff understands the best thing to do at now is continue to remain patient since 2018 will only be his third NFL season, and it would be a shame to see him take a step back after all of the success from a year ago. Then again, when looking at all of the work he’s already putting in this offseason along with the addition of a new speedy playmaker in Brandin Cooks on offense, there’s obviously no reason for concern over Goff taking a step back, and he should be in for another 2018 campaign. And if that does happen, it will only build a stronger case for Goff’s future contract down the road when the time comes.