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Goff happy with Lions amid extension talks: 'I love it here'

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The Lions reinvigorated Jared Goff's career, and the quarterback helped Detroit return to playoff success after decades of struggle.

With a potential extension in the cards before the 2024 season, Goff emphasized Tuesday that he wants the relationship to continue for years to come.

"It's been amazing, man," Goff said while attending the Lions' voluntary workouts, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. "I love it here and would love to be here for a long time. It's been really special, like I mentioned, playing in front of these fans and being able to provide a winning culture in the last year and a half or so.

"To see them experience that and be able to be a part of that has been fun but by no means are we satisfied or happy to be here or any of that. It's about what's next now."

Goff has one year and $27.3 million left on a contract signed with the Los Angeles Rams before he was traded to Detroit in 2021 as part of the deal for Matthew Stafford.

The veteran passer will likely get a raise toward the top of the market, which has eight quarterbacks making at least $45 million a season and four earning over $50 million per year, per Over the Cap.

Despite the significant pay increase he'll need to hand out, Lions general manager Brad Holmes has said he's optimistic about locking up Goff before the campaign gets underway.

Goff - who led the Lions to their first playoff win and an NFC Championship Game appearance last season - is also hoping to come to an agreement on a new deal for 2024.

The quarterback threw for 4,575 yards - second in the NFL - and 30 touchdowns to 12 interceptions as Detroit won the NFC North with a 12-5 record.

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