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Lions QB Jared Goff agrees to terms on four-year, $212 million extension

Less than a week after describing it as a "high priority," Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes got his Jared Goff deal done.

Goff and the Lions have agreed to a four-year, $212 million extension with $170 million guaranteed, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported Monday, per a source. The new deal puts him under contract with Detroit through 2027 and includes an option for 2028, Pelissero added.

At $53 million per year, Goff's new contract vaults him up the salary charts into second place behind only Cincinnati's Joe Burrow for the highest annual average salary. It also pushes Detroit's offseason spending on extensions beyond $110 million, completing a trifecta of notable deals to keep three core members -- Goff, receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, and offensive tackle Penei Sewell -- with the Holmes-crafted team for years to come.

Goff's extension could be seen coming for quite some time. He finished in the top four in both passing yards (4,575) and passing touchdowns (30) in 2024, propelling a Lions offense that finished third in yards per game and powered Detroit to its first division title in 30 years, two playoff wins and an appearance in the NFC Championship Game.

Simply put, when Goff succeeded, Detroit thrived. All that was left was to pay him accordingly. They're kindred spirits and partners, too, as they've both reclaimed their trajectories by working together, reviving Goff's career and turning the Lions into a legitimate winner in the process.

They're also both attached at the hip for the next few years. If all goes well, it should be the continuation of a once-unexpectedly beautiful partnership.

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