The Detroit Lions made a significant move on Wednesday, restructuring Jared Goff’s contract in a move that clears up $15 million in cap space in the immediate, but pushes that cap hit across the next three years evenly. While it may represent a longer investment in Goff—a quarterback with a lot of accomplishments, but also someone who has gone through some serious struggles in the past two seasons—it also could have been a necessary move.
Regardless of your thoughts on the move, there were a lot of opinions and takes out there that may have been a little misguided. So, on Wednesday afternoon, myself, Erik Schlitt and Chris Perfett jumped on our Twitch and YouTube pages to break down the Goff extension and answer a few key questions about the move that has been the source of debate on social media and comment sections alike.
- Does this mean the Lions are not drafting a quarterback in the first round?
- Is Jared Goff now the locked-in starter for 2022? 2023?
- Will this move hurt their ability to trade down in the draft?
- Are they Lions mortgaging the future for right now?