Rams head coach Sean McVay dismissed any concerns around the contract status of quarterback Jared Goff.
After Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, the No. 2 pick behind Goff in 2016, signed a massive record-breaking $128 million extension last week, questions shifted toward Goff’s long-term future with Los Angeles following a season in which Goff led his team to February’s Super Bowl while running the offense.
“Any of the things or narratives that are out there — Jared Goff, as long as I’m fortunate enough to be in this role, hopefully this guy is stuck with me for a long time,” McVay told reporters Tuesday.
“He’s an outstanding leader. People make a deal about this system, (but) he’s the reason why (it works). Our players are the reason why the system is what it is, because (Goff) can do so many different things. … He’s got true ownership, a great ability to communicate with his teammates, and with him leading the way, we feel really good.”
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Goff, on the other hand, said he’s not concerned about his next contract. He has two years remaining on his rookie contract. If he doesn’t receive an extension this offseason, he will earn a base salary of $4.3 million in 2019. After that, Los Angeles can exercise their fifth-year option and pay him roughly $22 million in 2020.
“It’s not for me to worry about,” Goff told reporters. “It’s for the team and my agent to work on, and keep doing what I’ve been doing on the field, and hopefully it will take care of itself.”
Goff has led the Rams to back-to-back NFC West titles. He reiterated that his focus is on improving as a player, rather than worrying about an extension.
“You definitely think about it,” Goff said of his next contract. “But at the same time, I know that none of that is even possible without playing on the field, and being available on the field. I’ll just continue to do what I’ve been doing the last few years, and hopefully it will take care of itself.”
Since joining the Rams, Goff has completed 62.1 percent of his passes for 9,581 yards with 65 touchdown passes. He also has a 24-14 record as a starter and two Pro Bowl selections.