His $110 million guaranteed is the highest guaranteed amount in NFL history, surpassing Carson Wentz's $107 million handed to him by the Philadelphia Eagles in July.
Compensation update: Rams are giving QB Jared Goff a four-year, $134 million extension that includes an NFL-record $110 million guaranteed, per source. It ties him to LA through 2024 season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 4, 2019
Goff's contract tops Wentz's in total value by $4 million as well. Both span four years, locking up the No. 1 and 2 picks in the 2016 NFL Draft to long-term arrangements. Goff's contract likely contains more guarantees due to Wentz's injury history and timing — if the dates for each were reversed, Wentz's might have been the bigger one.
Each, however, will be on the rookie scale deals for the next two seasons, hence high pay from each team.
By the time Goff's new deal is in place, the Rams will have $93.6 million in contracts tied down to DT Aaron Donald, WR Brandon Cooks, WR Robert Woods, and RB Todd Gurley, per spotrac. The Rams accepted Goff's fifth-year option on his rookie contract, meaning that in 2020, he'll earn $22.7 million.
Goff's career may have gotten to a slow start — going o-7 as a rookie while tossing seven touchdowns to five interceptions — but he's been on a No. 1-caliber pace for the last two seasons. Since the arrival of Sean McVay, Goff has earned two Pro Bowl nods, posted a 6o-19 TD-INT ratio, and, more importantly, went to the Super Bowl as a starter.
Entering 2019, the Rams have expectations of rebounding from a 13-3 Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots. Goff will be at the forefront of their efforts to do so.