Rams pick up Jared Goff’s fifth-year option

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The Rams announced Tuesday they have exercised the fifth-year option on Jared Goff‘s contract for 2020.

The move comes as no surprise given Goff was the No. 1 overall pick in 2016 and was the Rams’ starting quarterback in Super Bowl LIII.

Los Angeles exercised the fifth-year options on running back Todd Gurley and cornerback Marcus Peters‘ contracts last year. The Rams signed Gurley to an extension at the start of 2018 training camp. Peters remains under contract on his fifth-year option, though the Rams have expressed interest in signing him to a long-term deal.

Goff is 24-7 over the past two seasons, with a 100.8 passer rating, after going 0-7 with a 63.6 passer rating as a rookie.

Through three seasons, Goff has passed for 9,581 yards and 65 touchdowns.

5 responses to “Rams pick up Jared Goff’s fifth-year option

  1. They couldn’t give him a new contract at market value after the ridiculous deals they made last year. So a fifth year option on his rookie deal was appropriate!

  2. I remember watching Jared Goff once or twice his rookie season – I never saw him in college and had no idea why he went number one in the 2016 draft. The national narrative on him after a couple of starts was that he was a bust. The kid I saw, even on that awful Jeff Fisher team, was CLEARLY very gifted physically – his mechanics were superb and he threw a great ball. Number one pick – well, yeah! His two seasons as full-time starter have more than justified the Rams’ decision. The best to Jared Goff moving forward.

  3. I don’t understand the discussions about the Rams moving on from Goff. Sure, he had a bad Super Bowl, but I can’t think of another QB in the league (other than perhaps Kirk Cousins) which, when he has one bad game, is so severely maligned “…See? Told ya he’s no good!” Actually he’s very good.

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