NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to receive a multiyear contract extension at next week’s NFL owners meetings in Phoenix, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday.
Schefter’s sources told him that the extension will be worth three years. Two of Goodell’s previous contracts were for three years as well.
Goodell took over the commissioner role in 2006, replacing Paul Tagliabue. Since then, his extensions came in ’09, ’12 and ’17.
During this most recent extension, Goodell and the NFL owners accepted a collective bargaining agreement in 2020 with the players that established the 17-game season and 14-team playoff format. Additionally, the league agreed to an 11-year, $113 billion media rights deal in 2021 with CBS, NBC, Fox, ESPN and Amazon.
Although nothing is certain, it is likely that this extension will be Goodell’s last. The 64-year-old is just the fifth commissioner in league history, following Elmer Layden (1941-46), Bert Bell (1946-59), Pete Rozelle (1960-89) and Tagliabue (1989-2006).