Done Deal: Lions and Jared Goff have a new contact agreements

Lions General Manager Expresses His Clear View On The Contract Talks With Jared Goff

“He deserves a longer stay…It is really important to us. According to Holmes, “both sides are working really, really hard,” as reported by Around The NFL.
The Lions are legitimate Super Bowl candidates because of Goff.

He became a true franchise quarterback after being traded from the eventual Super Bowl-winning Rams, where he had been an afterthought.

He has revived Detroit with his play and attitude.

The three-time Pro Bowler helped the Lions win 12 games in 2023 and make their first trip to the NFC Championship Game since 1991.

They not only earned their first-ever NFC North title but also their first postseason victory since the 1991 Divisional Round.

Goff is among the NFC’s top quarterbacks, at the very least.

In terms of passing yards (4,575), completions (407), completion percentage among starters who appeared in 15 or more games (67.3%), and touchdown passes (30), he finished second in the league.

The Lions would not be where they are now without him.
For both parties, the transfer from Los Angeles to the Motor City was worthwhile given the previous first overall pick.

The Lions are about to experience greatness, as the Rams won the Super Bowl.

The Lions should be in the running for the Super Bowl for a very long time because of the group of Pro Bowl talent that surrounds him, including tight end Sam LaPorta, running back Jahmyr Gibbs, and receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown.

Lions General Manager Brad Holmes Talks About The Jared Goff Extension Talks
The Lions still consider Jared Goff to be a top financial priority, but the franchise quarterback does not currently have a contract extension. However, general manager Brad Holmes expressed confidence that an agreement will be reached when discussing the state of contract negotiations on Thursday.
During an interview on WXYT-FM, Holmes stated, “First and foremost, he’s earned an extension” (via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press). “It’s significant, it’s our top priority, and both parties are putting in a ton of effort, but these things just take time.”

Goff stated last month that discussions about an extension are still going on. Right tackle Penei Sewell and wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown were inked to multi-year contracts by Detroit after the two players developed massive deals. However, there hasn’t been a Goff deal, and a recent report on that front said that negotiations for a contract between the team and the player are not close. Although Holmes acknowledged that a Goff deal would have been nice to have by now, he stressed that the associated costs have been planned for.

“The whole process of budgeting and preparation and all that, that kind of goes into it, we’ve been preparing for a while,” Holmes said. “And look, in a perfect world, we’d have had all three of them done, bang, bang, bang, but these things just kind of take a while, especially with the quarterback market. But I do have faith that it’s going to get done.”

Four quarterbacks reached the $50MM-per-year mark last offseason (Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, Lamar Jackson and Jalen Hurts). Any or all of Dak Prescott, Trevor Lawrence and Tua Tagovailoa could join that group in the near future. At 29, though, Goff’s age represents a complicating factor; his next deal will not be an extension coming off his rookie contract (as is the case for most ascending passers).

As of right now, Goff has a $27.3MM 2024 due date and a $32.3MM cap hit. A new deal will have a considerably greater former amount, and depending on how the agreement is structured, the latter may be lowered. In any case, even with Hendon Hooker as a possible replacement, the former No. 1 choice of the Rams is still unquestionably predicted to start for his second team for years to come. Now that the draft is official and the extensions for St. Brown and Sewell have been agreed upon, Detroit’s focus can be entirely on the Goff front for the rest of the offseason.

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