Amon-Ra St. Brown talks candidly about new contracts for himself and Jared Goff

On Robert Griffin III's podcast, Amon-Ra St. Brown pulled no punches about looming new contracts for himself and Jared Goff.
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Entering the final year of his rookie contract, Amon-Ra St. Brown is lined up to become one of the highest-paid wide receivers in the NFL with his second contract. And the market is rising, with Eagles' wide receiver (and St. Brown draft classmate) Devonta Smith recently getting a three-year, $75 million contract extension.

St. Brown was on former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III's podcast "RG III and The Ones" this past week. As for the idea that wide receivers are getting paid to much, the "Sun God" pushed back on that, teasing his upcoming appearance on the Netflix show "Receiver", which is being tabbed as a sequel to last year's well received "Quarterback."

“Nah. I definitely don’t agree with that. I’d be a fool to agree with that. We do a lot of things on the field. We actually got the Netflix thing coming out so I think that’s going to give a lot of people insight into what we actually do besides catching the ball on the football field, whether it’s in the run game, understanding different concepts."

St. Brown did not have any news on the status of his contract talks.

"Nah, no news," St. Brown said. "No news. Not yet.”

Amon-Ra St. Brown knows Jared Goff will get paid too

Alongside St. Brown's looming new contract is the ongoing contract talks between the Lions and quarterback Jared Goff. Griffin asked St. Brown if Goff is worth north of $45 million per year in his next deal, which is what the market bears for him.

"To see what he's done with this Detroit football team, from two years ago, three years ago to now. He's winning games," St. Brown said. "I think winning is a big part of this sport, especially for a quarterback. So that's what he's doing, he's winning games. And then you go look at his stats, too, they're up there with some of the best quarterbacks in the league. He's worth every dollar that he gets and I can't wait for him to get paid and be a part of this future for a long time."

St. Brown and Goff have obviously had an incredibly production connection over the last three seasons, advancing each other's financial prospects along the way. Multi-year contract extensions for both are clearly stated priorities for the Lions this offseason, so that connection will remain for a chunk of years to come.


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