Rams QB Jared Goff’s dead cap figure to rise to $94M in one month
Spotrac notes that a month from today, Goff will be paid his $21 million roster bonus for 2020 and that his $25 million 2021 salary, $2.5 million 2021 roster bonus, and $15.5 million 2022 roster bonus will all become fully guaranteed.
That means Goff’s dead cap figure will rise to a whopping $94 million by March 19.
The Rams signed Goff to a record-setting four-year, $134 million contract extension back in September.
He proceeded to have a rather disappointing 2019 campaign, throwing for 4,638 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions while completing 62.9 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 86.5.
The 25-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of California, was originally selected by Los Angeles with the first overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Goff made seven starts during his rookie season, finishing with 1,089 yards, five touchdowns and seven picks in a miserable debut. Still, the following year, the Novato, California native showed plenty of promise, throwing for 3,804 yards, 28 touchdowns, and seven interceptions while completing 62.1 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 100.5 en route to his first Pro Bowl appearance.
Then, in 2018, Goff was even better, racking up 4,688 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 12 picks while completing 64.9 percent of his throws and recording a passer rating of 101.1, earning another Pro Bowl selection and leading the Rams to a Super Bowl appearance.
However, with the threat of play-action diminished due to a clearly hampered Todd Gurley in 2019, Goff was not the same.
We’ll see if the signal-caller can return to form next season.