Jared Goff, QB: Not to belabor a point here, but Goff’s March contract extension more or less tied him to the Lions for two seasons (so, 2021 and ‘22). The outs would be Lions GM Brad Holmes finding a trade partner — good luck! — or cutting Goff with a post-June 1 designation next summer, eating $20 million and finding a new starter. In the latter case, a rookie-QB contract or bridge-QB deal plus Goff’s dead money would about equal Goff’s current ‘22 contract.
But all the financial topics ignore that the Lions still trust Goff to help them weather this stretch, however long it lasts.
Related players: David Blough
There's been plenty of talk about the team moving on from Goff and even making a mid-season switch to Blough a few weeks ago, and then again after the team gets off the Week 9 bye heading into Week 10. But based on this story, the team is tied to Goff for the 2022 season as well. The Lions, with a high pick, seem likely to draft a QB next spring.