3 winners (and two losers) after Jared Goff's contract extension

Jared Goff has gotten paid big, as expected, and here are some winners and losers after the deal.
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Winner: Amon-Ra St. Brown

St. Brown of course got his own big contract extension the day before the draft in April. He has also built great chemistry with Goff, as his skill set could not match what Goff does best any better. Over the last three seasons, "The Sun God" has 129 receptions between the numbers (third-most in the league, behind Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill)

St. Brown's extension goes through 2028, as does Goff's when you account for the final year of his deal being some sort of to-be determined option. So the productive pairing will continue, and St. Brown won't have to start over to build chemistry with a new quarterback.

Loser: Teams Who Have To Pay A Quarterback Soon

The Dallas Cowboys are an easy one here, with the Prescott situation in mind. But the Miami Dolphins will now have to overpay Tua Tagovailoa, and while the Jacksonville Jaguars should be more willing to pay Trevor Lawrence the former No. 1 overall pick's price tag just went up a notch. The Green Bay Packers, while Jordan Love certainly showed he can get it done in his first year as the starter, will now have to pay him hoping he keeps it up for years to come.

The NFL salary cap will keep rising, which will make it easier to devote big money to the most important position on the field. But there are less-accomplished quarterbacks than Goff (at this point in time) that can now command more per year than they might have otherwise.

There's an alternate angle that maybe Goff could have waited until someone else got a new deal (h/t to SI.com), then maybe he could have gotten even more than $53 million a year. But that idea just reflects the "who's next? angle" for quarterbacks who are in line for a new deal, as the agents for Prescott, Tagovailoa, Love, Lawrence, etc. have negotiations with their teams.


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