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BREAKING: Rams sign Jared Goff to four-year contract extension

Jared Goff’s steady improvement under offensive mastermind Sean McVay has cashed him quite the check ahead of his fourth NFL season.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Los Angeles’ brass has signed Goff to a four-year, $134 million contract extension with $110 guaranteed. After earning a 41.7 passing grade under Jeff Fisher as a rookie in 2016, Goff earned 75.0 and 83.6 passing grades in 2017 and 2018, respectively, with McVay calling the shots.

From PFF’s Steve Palazzolo:

“There’s no doubt that Sean McVay and excellent play-calling have aided Goff’s development, but he deserves credit for improving his game every year in the league. Goff has led the league in passing yards off play-action in each of the last two years, and he’s advanced from ranking 15th in PFF grade in 2017 to tying for 10th last season. Even with the improvement, Goff hit the worst three-game stretch of his career late last season, though he bounced back to lead the Rams’ Super Bowl charge. Goff improved his accuracy last season, ranking above average on all throws at 10-plus yards down the field, but he must continue to advance with his decision-making where he ranked only 24th at avoiding turnover-worthy plays.” 

Goff’s improvement under McVay is reflected in his overall production, clean-pocket passing grades, accuracy percentages and play-action numbers. The arrow is pointing up for Goff entering the 2019 NFL season, and now his pay stubs will reflect that.

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