Sources say Lions and Jared Goff agree to 4 year, $212 million extension
By: Mike Stiles - Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Jared Goff in action against Tampa Bay in the 2024 Playoffs (photo courtesy of Carlos Osorio/AP)

(ALLEN PARK) - The Detroit Lions have looked in vain for a playoff-winning quarterback for decade after decade. When the search ended with Jared Goff under center, the franchise was determined not to let him get away. The Lions and Goff agreed to a $212 million, four year contract extension, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person told The Associated Press on Monday that the deal includes $170 million in guarantees, and spoke on condition of anonymity because the terms were not announced. Goff ended the Motor City’s misery in January, helping the Lions earn two playoff victories in one postseason for the first time since winning the 1957 NFL title. He led the franchise to its first postseason win in 32 years, beating the Matthew Stafford-led Los Angeles Rams in an NFC wild-card game, and to a victory over Tampa Bay before losing at San Francisco in the NFC championship game. Lions general manager Brad Holmes acquired Goff and a pair of first-round picks for Stafford three years ago from the Rams, his former team. The 29 year old Goff, who was entering the final year of his deal, will be under contract in Detroit through the 2028 season. Goff, who is from Novato, California, starred at California before the Rams drafted him No. 1 overall in 2016. He helped the Rams reach the Super Bowl in his third season, and they traded him away two years later and went on to win the Super Bowl with Stafford.