Lions open up $15M in cap space by restructuring Jared Goff’s contract

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The Lions have added a good deal of cap space by restructuring the contract of their new quarterback.

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Lions have converted $20 million of Jared Goff‘s base salary into a signing bonus. The move opens up $15 million of cap space for the rest of the offseason.

Goff’s contract runs through 2024 and the cap charges for the next three years will increase by $5 million as a result of the conversion.

That would leave around $30 million in dead money on the cap if the team wanted to move on without Goff next year, so it would seem that the move will extend his time in Detroit through at least the 2022 season. Opinions on whether or not that’s a good thing will be shaped by how Goff does once he’s on the field later this year.

 

4 responses to “Lions open up $15M in cap space by restructuring Jared Goff’s contract

  1. Goff was sacked 23 times last year vs. 38 for Stafford. IF the Lions don’t use that cap savings to beef up the OL, Goff won’t play well and it won’t be his fault.

  2. Goff was on the Rams last year, a team built to win. Goff is now part of a 65 year losing streak franchise. He will be revealed as a bottom five QB immediately in week one for anyone that doesn’t realize this by now!

  3. People say Stafford is no good because he hasn’t won a playoff game. They also say Goff, who went to a super bowl, is bottom 5…… smh

  4. People say Stafford is no good because he hasn’t won a playoff game. They also say Goff, who went to a super bowl, is bottom 5…… smh

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    Goff was on a stacked playoff team.

    Stafford was on a non-playoff team. Also Stafford was terrible in the three losses for Detroit when they squeaked in with superstars like Suh and Calvin Johnson on the roster.

    This isn’t rocket science Cork!

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