QB Jared Goff Signs 4-year Extension with Detroit

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The Lions are signing Goff to a four-year, $212 million extension. The contract is the richest in team history with $170 million in guaranteed money.

Goff was previously signed through the 2024 season. Neither he nor the team wanted to have his contract situation and possible free agency be an issue as the Lions look to build upon a breakthrough season during which they advanced to the NFC championship game.

This is the new norm for QBs. It's a huge contract but the salary cap has also grown as well.

Good for Goff and Detroit.
 
Goff is making Geno look like a bargain :)
That's literally one of Geno's huge draws as a QB; his contract is so reasonable that it's not forcing the team to cut players to stay under the cap.

Most starting QBs end up having their contracts look like deals but Geno's cap hit of $26m is a deal in 2024. 2025 is a lot more but you have options at that point.
 
That's literally one of Geno's huge draws as a QB; his contract is so reasonable that it's not forcing the team to cut players to stay under the cap.

Most starting QBs end up having their contracts look like deals but Geno's cap hit of $26m is a deal in 2024. 2025 is a lot more but you have options at that point.
To hear some of those f*ckwits you-know-where tell it, Geno is gouging us and it's the worst contract in football.
 
The extension cost more than I thought it would, (and more than Goff is worth), but having a disgruntled Goff for 2024 and then losing him to free agency would have been worse for the Lions.
 
That team is all-in and believe they have the roster to bring a championship to the city. Maximizing their window and holding the squad together at all cost. If it pays off, and I think it might, it'll all be worth it. If it doesn't, well, it's the Lions. Wayne Fontes isn't walking through that door.
 
Yep, they are all-in for this year and I don't blame them, it's now or never, this is an exception for paying a guy that isn't top 5.

However, there is another layer to paying QBs that people do not consider. I know a lot of fans look at it generally across the league that anything but the top 5 shouldn't get payed. And the fare are actually right with this thought, with few exceptions.

So why do teams do it, when history has shown time and time again playing non top 5 QBs doesn't work? Job security. Believe it or not, front offices and coaches care more about keeping their jobs, than winning championships, it's too risky to role the dice with a new guy that could get you fired, when a tier or 2 lower than the elite guys can keep you employed, in the hope that you catch lightning in a bottle and make a playoff run. That's what allows guys 8-16 to get paid so much money.

Now maybe Geno can pull it off this year with a better staff around him. But overall I view him as a net negative for the longterm health of the franchise, they are kinda stuck in limbo until they find that next guy. Geno's too good to be bad to have a real shot at the QBs at the top of the draft, making ths task of finding the next guy incredibly difficult. And not good enough to take you to the top of the mountain. He is the new Dalton line, keeping your team in the middle, going no where.

The plot twist is, maybe Pete and crew are even worse than I thought in recent years, and this is what has me so interested in this year. In what I think is a substantively upgraded coaching staff could boost things further than we all expect. What I don't want is, being stuck in the middle, it's the worst place to be. No man's land.
 
Yep, they are all-in for this year and I don't blame them, it's now or never, this is an exception for paying a guy that isn't top 5.

However, there is another layer to paying QBs that people do not consider. I know a lot of fans look at it generally across the league that anything but the top 5 shouldn't get payed. And the fare are actually right with this thought, with few exceptions.

So why do teams do it, when history has shown time and time again playing non top 5 QBs doesn't work? Job security. Believe it or not, front offices and coaches care more about keeping their jobs, than winning championships, it's too risky to role the dice with a new guy that could get you fired, when a tier or 2 lower than the elite guys can keep you employed, in the hope that you catch lightning in a bottle and make a playoff run. That's what allows guys 8-16 to get paid so much money.

Now maybe Geno can pull it off this year with a better staff around him. But overall I view him as a net negative for the longterm health of the franchise, they are kinda stuck in limbo until they find that next guy. Geno's too good to be bad to have a real shot at the QBs at the top of the draft, making ths task of finding the next guy incredibly difficult. And not good enough to take you to the top of the mountain. He is the new Dalton line, keeping your team in the middle, going no where.

The plot twist is, maybe Pete and crew are even worse than I thought in recent years, and this is what has me so interested in this year. In what I think is a substantively upgraded coaching staff could boost things further than we all expect. What I don't want is, being stuck in the middle, it's the worst place to be. No man's land.

Pete’s goalposts were a lot like Tomlin: The goal is to deliver at least playoffs or at least a winning season.
 
Coaches like job security. Owners like full stadiums. 7-10 records are ok for business.You
The goal post for Young Macdonald being the defense genius, is higher. Anything less than a 10-7 would get side eyes from ownership unless there were excuses like injuries to key players etc.,
 
Coaches like job security. Owners like full stadiums. 7-10 records are ok for business.

Even if you’re the Cardinals or the Patriots, you can fill your stadium. Maybe not with your own fans but with opposing fans for whom it will be special. I paid 500 to have Resident 49er fan and I go to the last game that Kaep played on Jan 1, 2017. I walk onto the train that takes us to the stadium and it is a solid wall of blue and green HAWKS FANS down in sf to party.
 
Even if you’re the Cardinals or the Patriots, you can fill your stadium. Maybe not with your own fans but with opposing fans for whom it will be special. I paid 500 to have Resident 49er fan and I go to the last game that Kaep played on Jan 1, 2017. I walk onto the train that takes us to the stadium and it is a solid wall of blue and green HAWKS FANS down in sf to party.
I'll rephrase what I posted to make it clear. Owners like to sell-out the season ticket allocation before pre-season at full ticket prices. The owners aren't concerned if the tickets are re-sold or not used. The Seahawks will sell all their tickets if they're mediocre for a decade. If they're 50 - 120 over a decade? Well who knows, because it hasn't happened.
 
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