The Los Angeles Rams signed rookie quarterback Jared Goff to a 4-year deal worth up to $28 million. His contract also comes with a signing bonus worth about $18.5 million and a fifth-year option, according to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter.
Goff is the first of the Rams’ 2016 draft class to sign the with the team. In past years, general manager Les Snead signed the entire draft class together. There was no news yet of other draft picks signing, but they are likely not too far behind this announcement.
The Rams traded plenty of future draft picks in order to secure Goff as the No. 1 overall draft pick. While not officially announced, Goff will likely be the starter in Week 1 of the 2016 season. He is expected to help lead the offense and help create more of a vertical passing game, something the Rams’ offense hasn’t had much of in recent years.
In three years with the California Bears, Goff recorded 12,195 passing yards, 96 touchdowns, 30 interceptions and 62.3 completion percentage.