The Los Angeles Rams are trying to acquire top-level talent and win now while quarterback Jared Goff is still playing under a cheap contract.
They have given out big contracts to Todd Gurley and Brandin Cooks recently, while Aaron Donald is likely next.
Goff is on his rookie contract, which carries a salary of less than $3 million and a cap hit of less than $8 million. The quarterback will only carry a cap hit of $9 million next year.
In 2020, Goff's fifth-year option will kick in and likely pay him more than $20 million.