Sooner or later, the Los Angeles Rams will need to address Jared Goff’s contract situation.
Around this time last year, the Los Angeles Rams were throwing out extensions left and right to numerous key players such as Aaron Donald and Todd Gurley with the mindset that Jared Goff‘s time would come later on.
With Goff entering his third NFL season in 2018, the Rams had a huge advantage as far as their quarterback’s contract was concerned since he was still under his rookie deal, meaning it wasn’t costing them as much compared to other top quarterbacks across the league.
Between helping Los Angeles earn a trip to the Super Bowl last year along with two years in a row of earning Pro Bowl honors, the Rams know Goff’s current contract situation ($4.3 million base salary) is a huge steal, but also won’t last forever.
What also gives the Rams an extra advantage is with Goff entering the final year of his rookie deal, it seems like only a matter of time before the team picks up his fifth-year option, which would mean they would have a little extra time to potentially work out a new contract.
Either way, both Goff and Los Angeles seem confident enough that a new deal is going to come at some point.
And when Goff is making comments about how his next potential contract isn’t even on his mind along with how it will all work itself out, it makes the Rams and their fans feel even better about the entire situation.
Prior to the draft in 2016, Los Angeles, who were still in St. Louis at the time, were in desperate need of finding a quarterback to build the franchise around after failed attempts with numerous candidates, with Sam Bradford standing out the most.
Trading up for Goff in 2016 was considered a huge risk at the time for the Rams, and while he hasn’t always been perfect, there’s no question this was worth the selection by Los Angeles.
To watch the Rams go from averaging just 14 points per game in 2016 to having one of the best offenses in the league over the las two seasons shows what kind of impact Goff has made, and the team hopes to keep this going for the long run.
Some will criticize Los Angeles for the approach they’re taking by taking their time over Goff’s contract since the longer the team waits, the more expensive it could be.
However, if Goff seems confident enough that it will happen when it happens, and there’s no reason to worry at the moment, Rams fans couldn’t ask for a better approach from their beloved franchise quarterback.