Roger Goodell is nearing the signing of an extension as the commissioner of the NFL.
News of Goodell’s upcoming deal was broken by ESPN’s Adam Schefter this week. And Mark Maske of the Washington Post has since reported that the deal will run up to 2027, meaning Goodell will remain in the post until at least 2027.
With the NFL owners set to meet in Phoenix, Arizona next week, Goodell is expected to sign an extension that should see him get a raise in salary, though the amount is unknown.
There’s also no word on whether this new deal will be his last, but it will be the fourth he’s signed since becoming commissioner in 2006, when he took over from Paul Tagliabue.
The new deal will become official once approved by the league’s team owners. Goodell would need at least 24 of them to sign off on it.
The owners should have no opposition to Goodell continuing on as the lead man as he’s made them a lot of money. The 64-year-old has turned the NFL into the most profitable sports league in the world.
The NFL agreed to an 11-year media rights contract worth over $100 billion in 2021 involving ESPN, FOX, NBC, CBS, and Amazon Prime. It also brings in revenue from several other avenues.
The league has also gained popularity as a global brand under Goodell as it has branched out into various countries as part of the NLF International Series which has seen regular-season games played in London, Mexico City, and Munich.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.