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Sources – Lions sign QB Jared Goff to a 4-year, $212 million deal

Sources – Lions sign QB Jared Goff to a 4-year, $212 million deal

The Detroit Lions are signing quarterback Jared Goff to a four-year, $212 million contract extension that includes $170 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday.

The deal makes the former No. 1 pick the highest-paid player in franchise history.

The $53 million average annual salary in Goff’s new deal makes him the second-highest-paid quarterback in the NFL, behind the Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Burrow ($55 million).

Detroit has now rewarded three of its stars this offseason with more than $444 million in contract extensions with Goff, wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and offensive tackle Penei Sewell.

St. Brown received a four-year deal worth $120.01 million while Sewell signed for $112 million over four years. With these massive signings, the Lions realize that the bar in Detroit has been set high.

“We have a lot of work to do,” Goff told ESPN in April. “Expectations are high, but internally, our standards are high, our expectations are high, we have goals and things we want to do. It’s not like we’re going to show up and start winning again.”

Goff, 29, has thrived in three seasons with the Lions since he was acquired in a deal that sent quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams.

Last season, he threw for 4,575 yards with 30 touchdowns and 12 interceptions as he led the Lions to two postseason playoff victories for the first time since 1957 while Detroit captured its first division title in more than three decades. The Lions reached the NFC Championship Game for the first time since 1991.

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Over the past two seasons, Goff has helped the Lions win 21 games, a record for most wins in any two-season span. Their 12 wins in 2023 also tie the most wins in a single season in franchise history, which was set in 1991.

In three seasons in Detroit, Goff passed for 12,258 yards and 78 touchdowns with just 27 interceptions.

As Goff prepares to enter the final year of his current contract, he has repeatedly expressed interest in remaining in Detroit and has maintained a businesslike approach while trusting his agent to get the deal done.

“I’ve been doing this for nine years and I’m used to it,” Goff told ESPN in April. “Obviously I appreciate the support of my teammates, but it’s been easy.” “Just focus on what matters and trying to get better and help our team win games and go further than we did last year and hopefully be the last team to get to the end. That’s all I’m thinking about.”

ESPN’s Eric Woodyard contributed to this report.