How Old is Jared Goff, and How Much is He Making as the Rams Quarterback in 2018?
The LA Rams are one of the biggest talks of the NFL this season, and starting quarterback Jared Goff is in the middle of that conversation. The UC Berkeley product has exploded on the scene in his third season at the helm of the Rams’ offense. With the regular season winding down, there’s no question Goff is going to be leading his team on a determined playoff run. Here are just a few things you should know about the Rams’ play-caller.
How old is Jared Goff?
You may have already guessed that Goff is one of the youngest starters in the league. Indeed, the Novato, California native turned 24 in October of this year. He was just 21 when he was selected with the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He’s just one of the many players on the youthful Rams’ roster that is under the age of 25.
Surprisingly, though, he isn’t the league’s youngest starting quarterback. Jets QB Sam Darnold currently holds that honor as a 21-year-old. Chiefs play-caller Patrick Mahomes is just a smidge younger than Goff, having just turned 23 this past September.
How much is Jared Goff getting paid this season?
Goff is currently partway through his rookie contract, which is a four-year deal worth $27,937,673. According to Spotrac, he is making a $2,989,788 base salary in 2018 along with a $4,629,577 signing bonus. The QB’s contract carries an $8,889,260 cap hit.
While that may sound like a big chunk of change to the average joe, Goff’s rookie contract pails in comparison to some of the more seasoned quarterbacks with starting jobs. In fact, Goff’s contract doesn’t even rank in the top 20 when it comes to the highest-paid starting QBs. Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who is playing in his seventh season at the NFL level, is ranked 20th on that list with an average annual salary of $15,250,000.
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