Lions Sign QB Jared Goff to 4-Year, $212 Million Extension

Quarterback Jared Goff with the Detroit Lions in 2022
Quarterback Jared Goff with the Detroit Lions in 2022. Photo by Amy Lemus/NurPhoto/Shutterstock (13400506l)

The Detroit Lions don’t think of Jared Goff as a bridge quarterback, after all. According to multiple reports, the Lions and Goff are in an agreement for a long-term extension.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that Goff inked a four-year, $212 million extension that comes with $170 million in guaranteed money. Goff is now the highest-paid player in franchise history, and his yearly salary of $53 million is the second most among quarterbacks at the moment. Only Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Burrow makes more at $55 million.

Goff joined the Lions in 2021 as part of the trade that sent Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams. It was initially believed that Detroit views Goff as a stop-gap quarterback and would look for a new franchise signal-caller in the draft.

However, even if the Lions had those plans, Goff made them reconsider, thanks to his great performances. He made the Pro Bowl in his first season with the franchise and then followed that up with an even better campaign in 2023.

Goff finished the last season with a career-high 67.3% pass completion while throwing for 4,575 yards and 30 touchdowns. The Lions won the NFC North with a 12-5 record and made it to the NFC Championship Game.

The Detroit Lions used this offseason to lock their key players on long-term contracts. Prior to signing Goff to an extension, the franchise also locked standout wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and All-Pro offensive tackle Penei Sewell to new deals as well.

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