Now that the Seattle Seahawks have made Russell Wilson the highest paid player in the NFL, it will be interesting to see the impact this has on Jared Goff’s next deal with the Los Angeles Rams.
Ever since Russell Wilson gave the Seattle Seahawks a deadline for a contract extension so he could focus on football over the next few months, there was plenty of speculation this would somehow end up impacting Jared Goff‘s situation with the Los Angeles Rams.
Despite Goff entering the final year of his rookie deal along with the possibility of the team picking up the quarterback’s fifth-year option, there has already been discussion over whether it would be best to address the situation sooner rather than later.
After Los Angeles decided to take care of numerous star players last offseason ranging from Todd Gurley to Aaron Donald, Goff knew it was only a matter of time before the organization decided to do the same for him.
Some Rams fans may not be convinced over Goff being the long-term answer under center, but when looking at how the former No. 1 pick has benefitted from playing under Sean McVay over the last two seasons, deep down they know he’s not going anywhere.
Of course, just because the Rams want to make sure Goff continues to be the quarterback for years to come doesn’t necessarily mean the contract talks are going to be smooth sailing since the new deal received by Wilson could actually play a big factor in the negotiations process.
First off, it’s insane to think about any individual player like Wilson, no matter how great they are, making that kind of money, but also shows what the Rams may need to brace for when negotiations to get underway with Goff.
Career wise, Goff is nowhere near the same level as Wilson at the moment sine the Seahawks star is way more experienced than his rival, but at least Goff is on the right track.
Watching Los Angeles come up short the way they did in Super Bowl 53 to the New England Patriots was embarrassing for numerous reasons, but it wasn’t entirely Goff’s fault.
Between proving to the Rams he has what it takes to be reliable in the playoffs along with continuing to show that he may only be scratching the surface of his true potential, Goff is going to continue being an important piece to this offense.
As for what kind of money Los Angeles should expect Goff to be looking for when the time does finally come for a new contract, well at least with Wilson’s new deal, it may have already provided some sort of idea.