The Los Angeles Rams announced that they’ve officially signed their entire 2016 draft class on Thursday, including No. 1 overall pick QB Jared Goff.
The Rams always wait until a month or so after the draft to get their rookies under contract, so this doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
L.A.’s draft class also includes:
- Fourth-round TE Tyler Higbee
- Fourth-round WR Pharoh Cooper
- Sixth-round TE Temarrick Hemingway
- Sixth-round LB Josh Forrest
- Sixth-round WR Michael Thomas
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Los Angeles Rams are expected to sign first-round QB Jared Goff to a four-year contract at some point Thursday.
Goff, 23, was taken with the No. 1 overall pick by the Rams after they gave up a huge package of picks to trade up from No. 15 overall. While the Rams didn’t announce the pick ahead of time, it became clear soon after the trade was completed that Goff was going to be their guy.
The Rams have spent years building the rest of their roster, but haven’t gotten much from the quarterback position. Los Angeles has said that Case Keenum will compete for the job along with Goff, but reports have mentioned that he and Nick Foles could both be had in a trade.
According to OverTheCap.com, Goff receives a four-year contract worth $27,937,672 to go along with a signing bonus of $18,518,308. The contract will include a fifth-year option for the team to consider in 2019.
During his three-year college career at California, Goff threw for 12,195 yards while completing 62.3 percent of his passes to go along with 96 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.