As the idea of a contract extension lingers until further notice, Jared Goff gave an update on talks from his side of things on Tuesday.
Coming off one of the best seasons of his career, albeit with two years left on his current deal at what' has become something of a bargain rate, the topic of a contract extension to keep him the Detroit Lions' quarterback for awhile continues to percolate around Jared Goff.
In April, Goff said (at least to his knowledge) there had been no contract extension talks with the Lions. After the draft, general manager Brad Holmes said there has been some dialogue internally as well as with Goff's agent.
It's safe to say any true urgency to get an extension done right now is on Goff's side of the equation. The quarterback market keeps climbing, yes, but any regression in his play this season will not help maximize a new contract. The iron is hot right now, so trying to strike is in play for Goff's agent.
Jared Goff gives brief update on contract talks with the Lions
After the first minicamp practice on Tuesday, via Jeff Risdon of Lions Wire, Goff gave an update on contract talks with the Lions when asked if he has had any additional conversations about a new deal lately.
"No. Nope. Nope. Nothing,”"
Then asked if he was looking for an extension this offseason, Goff was not going there.
"I have no idea on when or how I want to get any of that done. That is not up to me.”"
Most players take the "my agent is handling that" angle in regards to contract negotiations, which is fine and probably how it should be if the agent and the player are on the same page. The agent knows market value, and the player has communicated what he wants in terms of years, money, etc. to his agent. It's also an essential suggestion the player (Goff in this case of course) won't know of an offer (if there are any) until their agent deems one worthy of attention.
So in regard to a new deal to keep Goff in Detroit past 2024, not much is being said publicly. Maybe there's actually not much to say, or it's just an effort on both sides to not do even a hint of negotiating through the media.