Commissioner Roger Goodell With The NFL Until 2024

Kristen Gonzales
August 22, 2017

If the agreement is reached, the terms of Goodell's new deal would be similar to his current contract, which expires in 2019, according to the Sports Business Journal.

A former NFL intern, Goodell worked his way up through the ranks at the league office and in 2006 replaced the retiring Paul Tagliabue as commissioner.

While now lasting more than 10 years in his current role, Goodell was infamously paid a whopping $212.5 million in his first decade as commissioner.

It appears as though NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell won't be going anywhere anytime soon, according to a Monday morning report from Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily.

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But ESPN's Adam Schefter tweets that it's not all smooth sailing with Goodell's new contract.

After owners unanimously passed the policy in 2014, the National Football League issued a release that said it had "an extensive series of meetings and discussions" about changes and listed the NFLPA as one of the groups it consulted. He earned just over $31 million for the 2015 season, down from about $34 million in 2014.

The new contract is expected despite that Goodell, 58, has recently butted heads with two owners: the Patriots' Robert Kraft over the Tom Brady "Deflategate" scandal and the Cowboys' Jerry Jones over running Ezekiel Elliott's six-game domestic-violence suspension. Players have no more leverage than they did when Goodell took over the league, and he is willing to be the judge, jury, and executioner in every player discipline case to ensure that they do not feel empowered.

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