Jared Goff is one step closer to earning his extension.
The Rams announced Tuesday they have exercised the fifth-year option on the quarterback’s rookie contract.
#LARams have exercised @JaredGoff16’s fifth-year option.
Goff is under contract through the 2020 season! 🙌
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) April 23, 2019
The move comes as no surprise considering Los Angeles drafted Goff with the No. 1 pick in 2016 and relied on him as the starter in Super Bowl 53 against the Patriots. He isn’t scheduled to become a free agent until 2021, so the Rams could focus on more pressing matters until then.
“Jared’s obviously extremely important to us,” Rams coach Sean McVay said last month. “But those are things that, we know we want to get him done at some point. Whether it happens this year, next year, those are things we haven’t really gotten into in depth about yet.”
Goff, 24, threw for 4,688 yards and 32 touchdowns last season en route to his second consecutive Pro Bowl selection. He got off to a rough start as a rookie, posting a 63.6 passer rating and 0-7 record, but has since improved to a 100.8 passer rating after going 24-7 the last two years.
The Rams hold seven picks in the upcoming NFL Draft, which runs Thursday through Saturday in Nashville, but appear to be set under center.