Looks like Jared Goff is going to be around for the long run after agreeing to a four-year extension with the Los Angeles Rams.
For months, there’s been plenty of speculation surrounding the Los Angeles Rams, and when they would reward Jared Goff with an extension since the team had already made the previous decision to pick up his fifth-year option.
Despite struggling as a rookie when the Rams were one of the biggest laughing stocks of the NFL, Goff has flourished over the last two seasons playing under Sean McVay.
Never in a million years did Los Angeles fans imagine that Goff would be working his way to the honors of being considered a top quarterback in the NFL, but the Rams coming off a Super Bowl appearance shows how special of a player he truly is.
Even if Goff didn’t exactly play his best football during the NFC Championship and Super Bowl this past winter, Los Angeles has every reason in the world to feel confident about their beloved quarterback moving forward.
With that being said, the Rams pulled off a surprise move on Tuesday with the start of Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers right around the corner by announcing that Goff was rewarded with a four-year extension to keep him around through the 2024 season.
All of a sudden, Los Angeles has another star player under contract for the long run to show once again how strong the Rams are built for the long run when it comes to being a top contender in the NFC.
Last offseason, the Rams were handing out extensions left and right to numerous key players, whether it was a hefty deal with Todd Gurley or finally paying Aaron Donald the kind of money he spent two summers holding out for.
Los Angeles obviously wasn’t going to reward Goff with an extension of his own at the time since he was only in year three, and still had plenty to prove, although deep down the quarterback always seemed confident a deal would come at some point.
Now that Goff is locked up for many more years, the Rams no longer have to worry about their beloved quarterback feeling unhappy, and can avoid any potential distractions.
Plenty of football fans will try to make the case that Goff doesn’t deserve the kind of money Los Angeles is going to pay him, but this was a great decision by the organization.
Between a happy Goff and a team motivated to make another Super Bowl appearance, Week 1 just became a little more exciting for the Rams on Sunday.