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Report: Lions QB Jared Goff signs 4-year $212 million extension for richest deal in team history

Lions quarterback Jared Goff is staying put.

Goff is signing a four-year, $212 million extension that includes $170 million guaranteed, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The deal makes him the highest-paid player in Lions history and one of the highest-paid players in the NFL.

NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero reported that the contract keeps Goff in Detroit until 2027 with an option for 2028.

Goff led the Lions to a division title, their first playoff win in 32 years, and divisional playoff win to get to the NFC Championship. Overall he has led the Lions to a 20-7 record in their last 27 games.

Goff was the Rams' first overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft and led the franchise to Super Bowl LIII, a loss to the Patriots.

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He was sent to Detroit in March, 2021, when the Lions traded all-time passing leader Matthew Stafford to the Rams for him in a blockbuster package that included draft picks.

This past season - his best with the Lions - he passed for 4,575 yards, 30 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Goff is the latest Lion amid a flurry of contract extensions after Detroit's history-making season. Earlier this off-season tackle Penei Sewell and wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown also received new contracts.