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Lions agree to $212 extension with Jared Goff

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Detroit Lions have re-signed quarterback Jared Goff. He has agreed to a massive extension. 

Goff — who was previously questioned if he was the Lions franchise quarterback — has agreed to a four-year deal. He can make up to $212 million in the aforementioned four seasons. 

Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff throws a pass against the Los Angeles Rams during a NFC Wild Card Playoff game
Jared Goff throws a pass against the Los Angeles Rams during a NFC Wild Card Playoff game (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

He will earn $170 million guaranteed. Now, with this extension, he is the highest-paid player in team history. 

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He will make an average of $53 million. Goff is now the second-highest-paid quarterback in the NFL, trailing only Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, who is making, on average, $55 million. 

This is the third major deal the Lions have announced this off-season. The team also re-signed young stars Amon-Ra. St. Brown and Penei Sewell. 

St. Brown received a four-year, $120.1 million deal. Sewell agreed to a four-year, $112 million deal. 

The 29-year-old was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He was acquired in a blockbuster deal in March 2021 that sent Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams. 

In his breakthrough season, Goff appeared in 17 games. He guided the Lions to a 12-5 regular season record. 

Goff went 407 of 605 for 4,575 yards. He had 30 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions. 

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The Lions advanced to the NFC Conference Championship game before losing to the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers were defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl. 

The 4,575 passing yards were the most by Goff in a season since 2019 when he had 4,638 yards with the Rams. 

This extension with Goff will kick in following the end of the 2024 season. According to Spotrac, his cap hit will be $32.6 million in 2025. It’ll increase to $69.6 million for the 2026 season. 

However, in 2027, Goff’s cap hit will fall to $54.6 million. His final season in 2028 will be $61.6 million.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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