Jared Goff sets NFL record for most guaranteed money at $110 million
It’s a darn good time to be an NFL quarterback.
Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams agreed to a four-year contract extension on Tuesday that will pay the young quarterback a record amount in guarantees. Goff was already set to make over $27 million through 2020. His four-year extension covers the 2021-2024 seasons and pays him $134 million, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. That means Goff is slated to earn $161 million for the next six seasons.
The big news is the guaranteed money. Spotrac says the Rams quarterback is getting an NFL record $110 million in practical guarantees, placing him ahead of Carson Wentz, Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan and Aaron Rodgers.
Most Practical Guarantees
1. Jared Goff, $110M
2. Carson Wentz, $107.9M
3. Russell Wilson, $107M
4. Matt Ryan, $100M
5. Aaron Rodgers, $98.7Mhttps://t.co/mqG4ya6LH9
— Spotrac (@spotrac) September 4, 2019
As we’ve seen year after year, the status of highest-paid quarterback in the league does not often belong to the best quarterback at the time. Rather, it goes to the one who signed the most recent long-term deal. Each new deal seems to surpass the previous one. Now it’s Goff’s turn.
The 24-year-old former No. 1 draft pick has passed for 60 touchdowns and just 19 interceptions the last two seasons, both with Sean McVay as his head coach. He helped the Rams reach the Super Bowl last season and has led them to consecutive double-digit win seasons and division titles.