NFL OWNERS EXPECTED TO EXTEND COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL THROUGH ’24 SEASON; WILL OVERSEE NEXT ROUND OF LABOR & MEDIA NEGOTIATIONS
NFL owners are prepared to give Commissioner Roger Goodell a 5-year extension through 2024, to keep him in his current role through the next round of labor and media (CBS, CMCSA, FOXA, DIS) negotiations. Terms of the deal have not been released, but the contract is expected to pay Goodell in the range of $35 million/year. The NFL players union has already threatened a work stoppage in ’21, so stability at the top remained the owners preference; and while Goodell has been a target of criticism for fans, the league has grown exponentially under his watch.
Howie Long-Short: Goodell isn’t an owner, he’s an employee. How is it possible he made $150 million during his first 8 years as commissioner, while Tom Brady only made $99 million during that same period? Both work for Bob Kraft…
Fan Marino: Goodell says he’s going to be at Foxboro for the opener. Barstool is giving away 70,000 “clown” towels. This should end well.