Reports: Lions award Jared Goff to four-year, $212 million extension | National

The Detroit Lions and Jared Goff have agreed to a four-year, $212 million contract extension with $170 million guaranteed, ESPN and NFL Network announced Monday.

The 29-year-old Goff was entering the final year of a contract he signed with the Rams before the 2021 trade that sent Goff to Detroit and Matthew Stafford to Los Angeles.

Goff’s reported annual average value of $53 million would rank second in the NFL behind Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, who has an AAV of $55 million. Burrow signed a five-year deal worth $275 million last September.

After Goff took the Lions to their first playoff appearance since 2016 and their first division title since 1993, general manager Brad Holmes said the quarterback had “earned an extension” and negotiations were ongoing.

Detroit worked out new deals last month for offensive tackle Penei Sewell and wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown.

Goff completed 67.3 percent of his passes for 4,575 yards and 30 touchdowns against 12 interceptions last season as he led Detroit to its first division title since 1993 and its first two playoff victories since the 1991 season.

–Field-level media