The Rams have signed No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff
Eight of the top 10 picks in the NFL Draft already had signed their contracts, and top selection Jared Goff made it nine Thursday.
The former University of California quarterback agreed to four-year, $27.9 million deal with the Los Angeles Rams, who announced the signing of their entire draft class.
The rookie pay scale makes the process of signing first-round picks pretty orderly, and Goff’s deal will pay him slightly more than quarterback Carson Wentz, who was chosen second overall by the Philadelphia Eagles and will make $26.6 million over four years.
Goff was one of eight first-round picks who hadn't yet signed, according to NFL.com. He’ll compete for the starting job with Case Keenum and possibly Nick Foles. Keenum replaced Foles as the Rams’ starter late last season, and Foles has been skipping offseason activities since the team drafted Goff.
Los Angeles traded up to grab Goff, and coach Jeff Fisher hopes the quarterback will start the opening game of the Rams' return season in Southern California.
The Rams also formally signed their other five draft picks: tight end Tyler Higbee, receiver Pharoh Cooper, tight end Temarrick Hemingway, linebacker Josh Forrest and receiver Michael Thomas.
The Rams are in their second week of voluntary offseason practices. Their workouts conclude next week.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.