News broke on Tuesday night of an NFL contract extension, and no, it wasn't one for Ezekiel Elliott. Instead, it was the Los Angeles Rams locking in quarterback Jared Goff to a four-year contract extension.
At the time of the announcement, it was reported that Goff might receive the highest amount of guaranteed money in NFL history, and man, were they not lying about that.
According to NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Rams are giving Goff $134 million over four years, $110 million of which is guaranteed.
That's a colossal investment for the Rams, who obviously have a ton of trust in the fourth-year signal caller.
Just months ago, the Philadelphia Eagles gave quarterback Carson Wentz a four-year extension, which paid him $107.8 million in guaranteed money. Now, it's been surpassed by Goff, who will now make $161 million in total over the next six seasons in Los Angeles.
When you look at other top quarterbacks such as Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Drew Brees falling short of this, you can't do much but shake your head. While Goff is a good QB, he's nowhere close to one of the best in the game. Not to mention, he's only played in 38 career games!
Then again, it could end up being smart for the Rams, who are getting ahead of the QB market before Patrick Mahomes likely shatters it.
Last season, Goff completed 64.9% of his passes for 4,688 yards, 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Goff thrived in Sean McVay's offensive system and the Rams are confident he'll only get better.
With Goff now setting the market, this surely creates a lot of problems for the Dallas Cowboys.