December 8, 2023


Goodell’s present contract was set to run out in spring 2024.

The NFL has agreed to increase Roger Goodell’s contract till 2027. Matt Rourke/AP Photograph, File

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell obtained his long-anticipated contract extension on Wednesday.

“The Compensation Committee up to date the complete possession at this time that an settlement has been reached to increase Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract for 3 years, by March 2027,” the league introduced in a statement.

An individual conversant in the small print advised The Related Press that Goodell’s deal consists of clauses for extension or succession. The particular person spoke to the AP on situation of anonymity as a result of particulars weren’t launched.

Goodell’s present contract was set to run out in spring 2024.

Monetary phrases of Goodell’s new contract weren’t instantly recognized. Goodell reportedly earned $63.9 million for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.

The 64-year-old Goodell has served as commissioner since succeeding Paul Tagliabue in 2006. He started his NFL profession as an administrative intern in 1982 below then-Commissioner Pete Rozelle.

Underneath Goodell’s management, the NFL’s recognition and income have skyrocketed. The Washington Commanders had been offered for a file $6.05 billion earlier this 12 months.

Goodell additionally has handled intense scrutiny and criticism concerning the league’s dealing with of off-field points involving gamers, together with home violence, and the preliminary response to Colin Kaepernick’s name for social justice by kneeling through the nationwide anthem.