Lions restructure Goff's contract, clear $15 million in cap space

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News

The Detroit Lions have restructured quarterback Jared Goff's contract, creating $15 million in cap space for the 2021 season. 

Goff was scheduled to have a $25.65 million base salary this season. The Lions took $20 million of that and paid it upfront as a bonus, allowing the cap hit to be spread evenly over the four years remaining on Goff's contract. 

Jared Goff was traded to the Lions from the Rams.

With $5 million of that bonus counting against the cap this year, plus his new $5.65 million salary, Goff will now count just $10.65 million against the cap. 

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Goff's cap hits go up in 2022-24. He'll count $31.15 million against the cap next year, $30.65 million in 2023 and $31.65 million in 2024.