Jared Goff's 5th-Year Contract Option Picked Up by Rams After Super Bowl Run

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistApril 23, 2019

Los Angeles Rams' Jared Goff warms up before the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game between the Rams and the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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In an unsurprising move, the Los Angeles Rams have picked up their fifth-year option on quarterback Jared Goff's contract. 

On Tuesday, the Rams announced the move, which will keep Goff with the reigning NFC champions through 2020, on Tuesday.

Goff's salary for 2020 will be $22.783 million, a substantial increase from the $4.259 million he is owed for the upcoming season, per Spotrac.

Per Over the Cap, Goff's pay for the 2020 season will make him the eighth-highest-paid quarterback in the NFL

Goff told reporters last week he wasn't concerned about pushing the Rams for a long-term contract extension. 

"Not on my mind at all," he said. "I know the deal and understand that I hired an agent for that reason, and things always work out. You continue to play well, it will work itself out."

The past two seasons have been a remarkable turnaround for Goff. His rookie campaign in 2016 was a struggle with a 54.6 completion percentage, five touchdowns, seven interceptions and a record of 0-7. 

ESPN.com's Seth Walder noted in the site's July 2017 football power index that the Rams were "predicted to have the worst offense and "would have a better chance of winning with backup Sean Mannion."

Hiring Sean McVay as head coach has unlocked Goff's potential. The 24-year-old has thrown for 8,492 yards with 60 touchdowns and a 63.6 completion percentage over the past two seasons. 

The Rams have won back-to-back NFC West titles, reaching Super Bowl LIII after the 2018 season.

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