There is no doubt that the NFL has mixed feeling about commissioner Roger Goodell. There was some speculation surrounding whether or not he would receive an extension for his position or if the NFL would look elsewhere.
Now, however, the contract is “getting done,” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. When it will be done still remains unclear. It could take weeks or a few days. Regardless, Goodell is going to be commissioner of the NFL for the foreseeable future.
“A conference call on Wednesday of the compensation committee helped seal the deal. The committee consists of six owners: chairman Arthur Blank (Atlanta Falcons); Clark Hunt (Kansas City Chiefs); Robert Kraft (New England Patriots); John Mara (New York Giants); Bob McNair (Houston Texans); and Art Rooney II (Pittsburgh Steelers). The Cowboys’ Jones had become an unofficial seventh member of the committee and was on the conference call Wednesday, sources say.”
“It’s done from ownership perspective,” the source said, adding that the committee “wouldn’t approve something that Roger wouldn’t agree to.”
Over the 10 years Goodell’s salary was disclosed me made roughly $21 million on an annual basis. He is expected to make more money with this extension right on the horizon.