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Lions sign QB Jared Goff to contract extension through 2028 season

Allen Park, Mich. – The Detroit Lions announced today that they have signed QB Jared Goff to a contract extension through the 2028 season. Additional contract terms were not disclosed.

Goff enters his fourth season with the Lions after originally joining the team via trade in 2021. In 48 games played and started for Detroit, he's completed 1,121-of-1,686 passes (66.5%) for 12,258 yards, 78 touchdowns and 27 interceptions for a 96.5 passer rating.

In the 2023 season, Goff led Detroit to a 12-5 record, tying the single-season franchise record for victories, en route to helping the team capture its first division title in 30 years. During the postseason, he joined QBs Tobin Rote (1957) and Bobby Layne (1952-53) as the only quarterbacks in franchise history to win multiple playoff games while guiding Detroit to their second-ever NFC Championship Game appearance and their first since 1991.

Among all NFL quarterbacks in 2023, Goff ranked first in passing first downs (227), second in passing yards (4,575), second in 20-yard completions (69), tied-for-third in 300-yard games (five), fourth in touchdown passes (30) and ninth in passer rating (97.9).

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Over the 2022-23 seasons, Goff put together a pair of historical streaks. He started 10 consecutive games without throwing an interception, tied for the second-longest streak in NFL history, and attempted 383-straight passes without throwing an interception, the third-longest streak in League history. As a Pro Bowl selection in the 2022 season, he also set franchise records for the lowest single-season interception rate (1.2%) and highest touchdown-to-interception ratio (4.14) while tying the single-season team record for the highest passer rating (99.3).

Goff was originally selected by the Los Angeles Rams out of the University of California with the first overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, playing the first five seasons of his career with the team. Combining his production with the Rams and Lions over his eight-year career, Goff has started all 117 games in which he's appeared and completed 2,657-of-4,107 passes (64.7%) for 30,429 yards, 185 touchdowns and 82 interceptions for a 93.6 passer rating. He has earned three Pro Bowl berths in his career and has five postseason wins, the most of any NFC quarterback since he entered the League.

Among the first eight seasons of a player's career in NFL history, Goff ranks third in 300-yard passing games (36), fourth in completions, fifth in passing yards, seventh in pass attempts, ninth in passer rating and tied-for-12th in touchdown passes.

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