Roger Goodell’s reign as NFL commissioner appears set to continue well into the foreseeable future.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday that NFL owners are set to finalize a multi-year contract extension for Goodell at the owners’ meetings next week in Phoenix.
Goodell, 64, who assumed the post in 2006, was under contract through March 2024.
Roger Goodell and NFL owners are expected to finalize a multi-year contract extension for the commissioner at next week's owners meetings in Phoenix, league sources told ESPN.
More coming up on ESPN’s NFL Live. pic.twitter.com/vJ4eVr4e3X
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 20, 2023
While Goodell is a lightning rod for criticism when fans are upset about an issue, owners have been pleased with his work. In October, thirty-one of the 32 owners gave their compensation committee the go-ahead to start negotiating a contract extension. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was the lone exception.
NFL owners previously gave Goodell extensions in 2009, 2012, and 2017.
While Goodell’s contract details have never been officially released, the New York Times reported that he earned $128 million in two years from 2019 to 2021.
NFL fans had mixed feelings on the news about Goodell.
A reminder to all NFL fans that the league has one goal, and only one.
Make more money.
— Matt Williams (@MattWi77iams) March 20, 2023
We need term limits.
— Miles (@milesjbuergin) March 20, 2023
— Pats Pulpit (@patspulpit) March 20, 2023
why do people hate him
— ++ (@ovocartier) March 20, 2023
A few years ago after the Ray Rice incident they announced Goodell would be leaving after his current deal ended
— Andrew Pisano (@AndrewPisano) March 20, 2023
NFL community when he retires pic.twitter.com/RCwi6M4SqS
— Bryan 🇸🇻 💍 (@Bryan694200) March 20, 2023
What’s the cap hit on this?
— Jake Bortle (@bortle_kombat) March 20, 2023