Jared Goff wasn’t worried about when a possible contract extension would come. He said at the start of training camp that time would take care of it.
Today, the quarterback's patience was rewarded.
The Rams on Tuesday agreed to terms with Goff on a four-year extension. On top of his fifth-year option exercised by Los Angeles in April, it will keep the former No. 1 overall draft pick under contract through the 2024 season.
Since being drafted by L.A. in 2016, Goff has amassed 9,581 career yards passing with 65 touchdowns. He currently sits ninth on the NFL’s active passers list with a career passer rating of 94.7 (minimum 1,000 attempts).
The Cal product has also started in all 38 regular season games he’s played in and played in four postseason contests across his first three NFL seasons. Goff has especially thrived since Sean McVay took over as Los Angeles’ head coach in 2017, helping the Rams compile a 24-8 overall record with two trips to the playoffs and a Super Bowl appearance across the last two seasons. By helping the Rams advance to Super Bowl LIII in February, the two-time Pro Bowler became the first No. 1 overall pick to lead his team to the Super Bowl within his first three seasons.
Goff has also embraced the role of QB1 in the community. Last year, he teamed up with Milwaukee Brewers players and southern California natives Christian Yelich, Ryan Braun and Mike Moustakas to help the California Strong campaign’s fundraising efforts for victims of the Woolsey and Hill Fires in Southern California. He would earn Rams Community Impact Player of the Week in late November for his efforts.
While neither side wanted to publicly discuss the exact details of negotiations similar to how other situations have unfolded this offseason, Rams leadership understood how important Goff is to the future of the organization given what he has accomplished both on and off the field over the last three years.
“I do know this,” Rams GM Les Snead said Saturday. “Jared wants to be a Ram for a long time, we want him to be a Ram for a long time and we will continuously try to work to make that happen.”
The thorough approach proved effective.
And for Goff, worth the wait.