Jared Goff
QB DET (9)
Wed 3/24/21 9:42 AM

Goff and the Lions reached agreement Wednesday on a restructured contract, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Lions will convert $20 million of his base salary into a signing bonus, freeing up $15 million in 2021 cap space while adding $5 million to Goff's cap charge in each of the following three seasons. He still doesn't have long-term job security, and his 2022 compensation includes a non-guaranteed $10.65 million base salary and $15.5 million roster bonus, potentially setting up a tough decision for the Lions next offseason. As for the immediate future, Goff is badly in need of some pass-catching talent, with Detroit thus far having swapped out Kenny Golladay (Giants) and Marvin Jones (Jaguars) for Tyrell Williams and Breshad Perriman. The Lions hold the seventh and 41st picks in the upcoming NFL draft, plus they hold extra first-round selections in 2022 and 2023 as a result of the Goff trade.

Jared Goff
QB DET (9)
Sat 1/30/21 10:17 PM4 Comments

Goff, two future first-round picks and a third-round pick were traded from the Rams to the Lions on Saturday in exchange for Matthew Stafford, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
The trade can't become official until the start of the new league year in March, but the Rams are opting to go for broke to get an upgrade at quarterback. Goff is one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league, but his up-and-down performance led to consistent frustration for Los Angeles over the past couple years. The 26-year-old threw for 3,952 yards, 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while completing 67 percent of his passes in 15 games during 2020. Goff will immediately slot in as Detroit's top quarterback and has four years and $106.6 million remaining on his contract, though only $43 million of that money is fully guaranteed.

Jared Goff
QB DET (9)
Wed 1/27/21 2:46 PM

Goff could face competition from John Wolford in training camp, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
EDGE Analysis
Goff's name keeps popping up on the NFL rumor mill, in part because Rams coach Sean McVay and GM Les Snead both declined to commit to the 26-year-old quarterback when reporters asked about his future with the team (per Kevin Modesti of The Orange County Register). A full guarantee on his 2021 base salary ensures Goff won't be released, but the Rams could still try to trade him if they believe he's maxed out as a league-average starting QB. Of course, they might not be able to generate any outside interest, considering Goff has four years and approximately $107 million remaining on his contract, including more than $43 million guaranteed. While his huge contract is far from ideal from the team's standpoint, Goff will still be a strong favorite to win the starting job if it comes down to a summer battle between him and Wolford.

Jared Goff
QB DET (9)
Sat 1/16/21 9:38 PM

Goff completed 21 of his 27 pass attempts for 174 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Rams' divisional-round loss to the Packers.
EDGE Analysis
Goff completed a high percentage of his passes, but rarely pushed the ball downfield. He had only five completions of more than 10 yards, two of which came during the team's second drive of the contest. Despite the conservative approach -- which may have been forced due to the health of his thumb -- Goff kept the Rams competitive late into the game by not committing any turnovers. Heading into 2021, Goff is under contract and is almost certain to remain the team's starting quarterback due to the cap restraints of his deal.

Jared Goff
QB DET (9)
Thu 1/14/21 2:49 PM

Goff will start Saturday's playoff game in Green Bay, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Earlier in the week, coach Sean McVay suggested he was undecided between Goff and John Wolford, with the former still healing from thumb surgery and the latter now nursing a neck injury. It turns out Wolford won't be able to play, making the decision an easy one for McVay. Goff has been wearing gloves during practice this week, hoping it'll help his grip as he prepares to play in cold weather with his right thumb still bothering him. He completed nine of 19 passes for 155 yards and a TD in the Rams' 30-20 win over Seattle last week, and he's been a full participant in practice this week.

Jared Goff
QB DET (9)
Wed 1/13/21 6:48 PM

Rams head coach Sean McVay said he's taking the decision on his starting quarterback between Goff (thumb) and John Wolford (neck) "a day at a time" ahead of Saturday's divisional-round game at Green Bay, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Goff has been a full participant in practice this week, while Wolford hasn't practiced at all after picking up a stinger in the wild-card victory over Seattle. Entering that game in place of Wolford, Goff completed nine of 19 passes for 155 yards and one touchdown. Considering where the two quarterbacks stand as of Wednesday, Goff likely is the leading candidate to direct the Rams offense this weekend, but McVay may also take the decision down to the wire, as he did in the postseason opener.

Jared Goff
QB DET (9)
Tue 1/12/21 5:23 PM

Goff (right thumb) was a full participant at Tuesday's walk-through.
EDGE Analysis
Following surgery on his dislocated right thumb Dec. 28, Goff missed the season finale, and his status remained in question for the wild-card round. Coach Sean McVay ended up making an active Goff the backup this past Saturday in Seattle, but he quickly made an appearance when starter John Wolford (neck) was knocked from the game on a Jamal Adams hit. Goff's final stat line -- 9-for-19 for 155 yards and one touchdown -- was modest on its face, but he ended up leading the Rams to a 30-20 victory. He kicked off this week as uncapped on Tuesday's practice estimate, while Wolford was held out entirely, seemingly putting Goff in the driver's seat to start Saturday at Green Bay. Still, McVay has yet to make a call on L.A.'s starting QB for the divisional round.

Jared Goff
QB DET (9)
Sun 1/10/21 1:49 PM

Goff said after Saturday's 30-20 win over the Seahawks in the wild-card round that he doesn't believe his surgically repaired thumb will affect him heading into next weekend's divisional-round game against either the Packers of Buccaneers, Eric D. Williams of SI.com reports. "My thumb is fine," Goff said. "And I'm not going to use it as an excuse for anything that didn't go my way or any throw. It's not 100 percent because I had surgery 10 days ago or 12 days ago or whatever. But it's in a good place and I'm very capable of what I've got going on right now."
EDGE Analysis
After sitting out the Rams' Week 17 win over the Cardinals, Goff was active for the wild-card round as a backup to John Wolford after he was only able to practice on a limited basis leading up to the contest. With Wolford exiting in the first half with a neck stinger, Goff was thrust into action and clearly looked to be affected by his thumb. He still did well enough to avoid turning the ball over while the Rams deployed a run-heavy game plan, with Goff finishing the day with nine completions for 155 yards and a touchdown on 19 attempts. While Goff looks like he won't miss any further time, if Wolford is also cleared to play in the next round, the Rams may hold off on naming a starter until their final practice of the week.

Jared Goff
QB DET (9)
Sat 1/9/21 9:12 PM

Goff (thumb) completed 9 of 19 pass attempts for 155 yards and a touchdown while adding four yards on four carries during Saturday's 30-20 win over the Seahawks.
EDGE Analysis
Goff began the game as the backup but was called into action quite early as John Wolford (neck) left the game after taking a hit up high. Although he completed just 47 percent of his throws while he continues to heal from thumb surgery, he averaged a respectable 8.2 yards per attempt and tacked on a late touchdown pass to Robert Woods to seal the victory. Goff will look to make the most of the next week in terms of recovery before taking on either the Buccaneers or Washington in the NFC divisional round.

Jared Goff
QB DET (9)
Sat 1/9/21 4:15 PM

Goff (right thumb) is active for Saturday's wild-card game but is expected to back up John Wolford, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports says.
EDGE Analysis
The Rams haven't officially made the announcement, but regardless Goff will miss just one game after having surgery on his right thumb only 12 days earlier. Expect Wolford to act as the starter initially, but it's unclear if Goff will be worked into the offensive gameplan later on.