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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will remain in his position until at least the end of 2027 after he reportedly signed a new contract at Tuesday’s league meetings in New York City.

Goodell’s contract was very close to being finalized at May’s owners’ meetings but was not finalized until Tuesday. It’s unclear what, if any, hangups there were.

Terms of the extension were not disclosed. It’s expected to be the final contract for Goodell, who will be 67 years old at the end of 2027. Discussing the new contract in May, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said he expected Goodell to be involved in selecting and training his successor.

If he serves until the end of his deal, Goodell, the commissioner since 2006, will be the second-longest serving NFL commissioner ever with 21 years of service. Pete Rozelle was commissioner from 1960-89, a likely unbreakable 29-year tenure.

Goodell’s time as commissioner has been a mixed bag. His time in charge has seen the NFL crackdown on player safety and discipline, but players playing more games, mandating Thursday night games, and seemingly random and inconsistent penalties for player discipline have stood out against Goodell. NFL officiating has seemingly gotten worse over his time too, with constant rule changes and adaptations. Goodell has also led the charge on the NFL becoming more of a global league, with 41 games played outside the United States since 2007 with another two on the way in November.

[Daniel Kaplan]