Commissioner Roger Goodell gets NFL contract extension through 2027

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell received his long-awaited contract extension on Wednesday.
“The Compensation Committee today updated total owners communicating that an agreement was reached to extend commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract for three years, through March 2027,” the league announced in a statement.

A person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press that Goodell’s deal includes extension or successor clauses. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because the details have not been made public.

Goodell’s current contract was set to expire in the spring of 2024.

The financial terms of Goodel’s new contract were not immediately disclosed. Goodell reportedly earned $63.9 million for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.

Goodell, 64, has been the NFL commissioner since taking over for Paul Tagliabue in 2006. He began his NFL career as an administrative intern in 1982 in the tenure of then-commissioner Pete Rozelle.

Under Goodell’s leadership, the NFL’s popularity and revenues have skyrocketed. The Washington Commanders were sold for a record $6.05 billion earlier this year.

In addition, Goodell has dealt with intense scrutiny and criticism over the handling of off-field issues involving players, including domestic violence issues and for the initial response to Colin Kaepernick’s call for social justice by kneeling during the playing of the U.S. anthem.

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