NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has hinted that a contract extension isn’t a foregone conclusion where he is concerned, which might not be all that bad given he gets booed at the beginning of every draft.
ESPN reported last month that the 64-year-old was close to another contract but, speaking to the network this week, Goodell didn’t seem all that confident as he offered a vague outlook on his future as the league’s boss.
“The good news is I love the job and I love what I’m doing,” he said, per Sports Business Daily (H/T ProFootballTalk). “We have talked about an extension and we’ll work towards that. If that’s possible, then great. If not, I’ve been really fortunate to be in this job. I’ve loved every day of it. I would love every day that I’m in it, but I don’t really think about the tenure. I think about the progress and the important challenges we have ahead.”
Goodell has been the league’s chief since 2006 and it has become a lot more profitable under his stewardship, yet he seems to have suggested that there may be issues that could see a new deal fall through if they remain unresolved.
There hasn’t been any public pushback from any of the owners and there’s no suggestion that things could change, except this recent admission from the man himself.
The Commissioner’s compensation is no longer reported because the NFL is no longer tax-exempt but some owners could be of the view that they could get someone else to do the job who would be willing to do it for a lot less.
Goodell’s current deal is only good up until next March. So it’s possible that the 2023 NFL Draft could have been his last.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.