Sooner or later, the Los Angeles Rams will need to make a decision on a potential new contract for Jared Goff.
From finally rewarding Aaron Donald with a new deal he clearly deserved to providing Todd Gurley and Brandin Cooks with hefty extensions, the Los Angeles Rams certainly kept themselves busy last offseason when it came to addressing contracts for key players.
This offseason, things haven’t been as crazy for the Rams as last year, although it has been great to see the NFC champions make the necessary moves with players like Dante Fowler Jr. and Eric Weddle.
With that being said, one of the big decisions Los Angeles will need to address at some point is what to do with Jared Goff, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal in 2019.
When looking at some of the contracts other quarterbacks have received over the years, it seems like only a matter of time before Goff breaks the bank with a new contract, and the Rams are well aware of this possibility.
Does this mean Los Angeles will reward the former No. 1 pick with an extension this offseason just to get it out of the way like some of Goff’s teammates last year? Or better yet, would the Rams just take the approach of having Goff possibly play under the franchise tag during the 2020 season if they’re unsure?
Time will tell when it comes to seeing what Los Angeles ends up doing with their beloved quarterback, but at least in the mean time, it seems like Goff’s extension is a discussion that won’t be taking place anytime soon.
The good news for the Rams is they have plenty of time to address this contract situation with Goff since regardless, he’s still going to be the one under center for the team during the 2019 season.
Fans can say what they want about concerns surrounding Goff following his disappointing performance in Super Bowl 53 when Los Angeles failed to throw a single touchdown pass, but also keep in mind this wasn’t entirely his fault.
At the end of the day, Rams fans should look at the progress made by Goff since his rookie campaign in 2016, and how the quarterback continues to get better with experience at the NFL level.
Losing to the New England Patriots the way they did in February was embarrassing on so many levels for Los Angeles. But maybe if Goff helps put the Rams in another position to make an appearance in the Super Bowl next season with better results, the team will finally be ready to discuss that hefty next deal he’s expected to receive, that is if it doesn’t come before then.