We scour the news around the NFL to bring you what matters most to you and your dynasty team: the most current news on players, both superstars and the relative unknowns, and analysis to decipher the respective situations. These are many of the major stories and not meant to be an exhaustive look at all the recent happenings around the league.
The Jared Goff contract extension went relatively unnoticed given the dollars involved. Last week, Los Angeles handed Goff a four-year, $134 million contract extension, which includes $110 million guaranteed. That is the highest guarantees in league history. The extension means that Goff will be with the Rams through the 2024 season and will make a whopping $161 million during the next six seasons. The bar is now set. We expect this contract to be eclipsed very soon. With the rapid rise in salary cap the past few years, the quarterback salaries are about to explode. This is just the beginning.
Reporter Ralph Vacchiano reported last week that the New York Giants will start Eli Manning under center as long as the team is in the playoff race. This should not take too long. The quarterback debate has been hotly discussed in the Big Apple. The team drafted Daniel Jones and he will start several games this season. The question is only a matter of when. With top receiver Golden Tate suspended for the first month, we do not expect Jones to replace a healthy Manning until October. The schedule does not let up after the lopsided loss to Dallas. Manning may get to finish his career outside of New York if Jones plays well as a rookie. The veteran passer does not seem like the type of player to enjoy holding the clipboard and supporting the youngster day-in, day-out.
After Nick Foles exited the loss to Kansas City with a clavicle injury, rookie Gardner Minshew completed 22 of his 25 pass attempts for 275 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Minshew will be a hot pick up in super-flex leagues. The caution for fantasy owners should be how the conservative Jacksonville will look to establish a running game to take the pressure off the youngster.