NFL owners are set to extend Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract through 2027, Indianapolis Colts chief Jim Irsay reveals
- NFL owners met this week to discuss league business and rules changes
- An extension would be Goodell’s fourth since he took over for Paul Tagliabue
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NFL owners are set to extend Roger Goodell’s contract through 2027, according to Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.
NFL owners are finalizing terms of a contract extension with commissioner Roger Goodell.
Goodell tipped his hat to owners huddled in Eagan, Minn., for two days to discuss league business and rules changes.
‘It’s not extended today. That’s for sure,’ Goodell said of his pending contract extension with a focus on league-wide matters.
Speaking on his own wages and contract, Goodell has ‘no doubt’ a contract extension will get done, as Irsay told media outlets on Tuesday.
NFL owners are set to extend Goodell’s contract through 2027, revealed Colts owner Jim Irsay
Goodell has ‘no doubt’ a contract extension will get done after owners discussions Tuesday
The commissioner added that he ‘loves’ his job after owners discussed his contract Tuesday.
‘There’s definitely progress being made,’ Falcons owner Arthur Blank said.
Up for discussion at future meetings is whether owners move forward with the idea of separating powers of the commissioner into multiple roles. Irsay said there was energized conversation again at the just-completed huddle about how to split the role into a CEO for business-related matters and another who serves as NFL commissioner.
‘It is something that has come up,’ Goodell said. ‘It’s a healthy discussion to have.’
Irsay said the new contract would ‘apparently’ be Goodell’s last as he plans for retirement. But Irsay added good health and a desire to return could bring the two sides back to the negotiating table for another extension in a few years.
It would be the fourth extension for Goodell since he took over for Paul Tagliabue in 2006
The new deal for Goodell, reportedly heavy on incentives, is expected to be the most lucrative for any commissioner in any sports, ESPN reported in March. Goodell reportedly made $63.9 million per year in 2020 and 2021.
This would be the fourth extension for Goodell since he took over for Paul Tagliabue in September 2006. The previous extensions were 2009, 2012 and 2017.
There was no approval of the sale of the Washington Commanders at the meeting, but Goodell said owners are ready to approve Josh Harris’ bid to buy the franchise from Daniel Snyder
‘We’ll work as quickly as we can. We’ll do the thorough job as a committee that we need to do, and we’ll approve it when it’s ready,’ Goodell said.