The NFL’s owners have reportedly come to a decision on the future of league Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Goodell has occupied the post since 2006. And, while he’s not a favorite among fans and gets booed at every draft, it would be hard for them to deny that the NFL has become way more profitable under his guidance given the massive television rights deals and other income sources which have emerged while he’s been in charge.
The 64-year-old is up for a contract extension that would need to be approved by the league owners and, so far, there’s been no indication of him not getting one.
Mark Maske of the Washington Post is reporting that the owners are set to finalize a three-year deal that should keep him around until at least the spring of 2027. The owner’s meeting in October is believed to be the target period for the extension.
Goodell is the second-longest tenured commish in NFL history. Pete Rozelle has the longest run as chief, having held the role from 1960 to 1989.
League owners have every reason to want to keep Goodell around – he’s been great for their pockets. So it appears he will be hitting that 21-year mark in 2027 unless something drastic happens.
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