Detroit Lions News: Lions Re-Sign Michael Badgley, Extend Jared Goff? + Coaching Hires

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Extending a player in the NFL or any professional sports league is one of the harder, more refined skills a general manager can possess.

Brad Holmes ever since he took over as general manager of the Lions has shown to be among the top tier of decision-makers in the NFL. What he hasn’t had to do yet is the hardest thing for a general manager, negotiating a quarterback contract extension.

Jared Goff had some growing pains during his first year in Detroit. Since then he has seen decent improvement thanks to the help of play caller Ben Johnson.

Holmes has built the offense around Goff by signing David Montgomery and drafting the likes of Amon-Ra St. Brown, Penei Sewell, Jameson Williams, and Jahmyr Gibbs.

That last part however may be why this gets extra tricky. Let’s break this deal down by each unique problem it presents as well as the benefits.

Pro: the most important position

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Having a proven leader and gamer at the quarterback position is the problem half the league can’t solve. Look no further than the top of the draft this year, there are seven teams who need a face at the position, and Detroit has one. That simple fact cannot be overstated or looked at in this big picture.

Con: less money for other positions

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We mentioned above all the players that Holmes has drafted to build around Goff, they are going to be paid too. There cannot be too much money tied up at quarterback otherwise his support system will be forced to leave around him. Acing the money in an extension will be difficult but it could be done by the general manager.

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