Lions Extend Jared Goff (5-13-24)

By: Xavier Jones

Headline Photo Credit: USA Today

Huge news coming out of Detroit about quarterback Jared Goff agreeing to a contract extension. The 29-year-old QB inked his new deal during the afternoon hours of May 13, 2024. The deal is a four-year $212 million contract extension with $170 million guaranteed. This contract makes Goff the second highest-paid QB behind Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals. Specifics of the contract have not been released yet. This deal continues the Detroit Lions Super Bowl window to remain open for the foreseeable future.

Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff calls out a play in the first half against the L.A. Rams at Ford Field in Detroit on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024.

Many believed that when the Goff-Stafford trade happened, it would be Goff who fell into the abyss. In his first year with the Lions, Goff led them to a 3-13-1 record. The next year, after a dismal 1-6 start, Goff and the Lions would turn their season around and finish with an 8-2 record. Making them 9-8 overall, and giving them their first winning season of the Dan Campbell era. This past season, Goff led the Lions to a 12-5 record, their first NFC North division title, their first playoff win in over 30 years, and a trip to the NFC Championship game against the 49ers. For Jared Goff, in the Dan Campbell era, not only did the team get better but so did he. Goff’s progression and the team’s success are why he EARNED this extension.