Lions are in talks to accelerate Jared Goff’s contract extension this offseason, according to report

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Jared Goff is coming off his best year with the Detroit Lions, and on Sunday he has a chance to guide Detroit to its first NFC Championship appearance since 1991. The more he wins over the next few weeks, the more money he can make.

According to NFL mediaContract extension talks with Goff are expected to accelerate this offseason. Goff has one more year remaining on his contract that includes a base salary of $21.65 million in 2024, according to Spotrac. The Lions reportedly held brief extension talks with their quarterback before this season.

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In 2023, Goff completed 67.3% of his passes for 4,575 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions, while winning 12 regular season games. All achieved career highs with the Lions. On Super Wild Card Weekend against his former team in the Los Angeles Rams, Goff completed 22 of 27 passes for 277 yards and a touchdown in the 24–23 victory. His 81% completion percentage is the highest in Lions playoff history.

After this season, Goff became the first quarterback in NFL history to end a decade-long playoff win drought for two different teams. He could become the 10th starting quarterback to reach a conference championship game with multiple franchises.

As for what Goff’s next contract might look like, Spotrac’s market value tool estimates it could be a four-year, $149,853,080 extension with an AAV of $37.4 million. That hypothetical contract would make Goff the 15th-highest-paid quarterback in terms of annual salary.

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