Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

NFL's Roger Goodell signs contract extension reportedly worth up to $200M

NFL's Roger Goodell signs contract extension reportedly worth up to $200M

The NFL commissioner has reportedly signed a 5-year contract extension.

According to the report, the NFL's compensation committee sent a memorandum to all owners informing them of Goodell's extension.

Less than 24 hours after Jerry Jones said that a new contract for Roger Goodell wouldn't be getting done this week, the NFL's 32 owners chose to do one anyway.

The Compensation Committee received unanimous authorization from the owners in May 2017 to execute the contract.

Goodell's old contract ran through 2019 and in 2015 - the last time his salary was reported - he made $31.7 million.

"I'm happy that it's over".

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According to the report there was reportedly a "nearly unanimous consensus" among owners to re-sign Goodell. "We should have a real good airing out of some of the things that we've been reading about, and in the meantime I've been having a lot of conversations with a lot of owners". Although $40 million a year is less than Goodell initially asked for, it's certainly a nice chunk of change, especially for a guy who's thoroughly disliked by a prominent subset of players, owners and fans.

The owners will all get together on December 13, a meeting which will likely end up shedding a bit more light on the details and on the process of extension.

Goodell's demands were met with resistance by some around the league, particularly Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who tried to impede contract negotiations between Goodell and the NFL.

Blank told The MMQB that he spoke with Jones recently and that the Cowboys owner "understands the contract and how we got here".

Goodell's new deal had been a contentious issue throughout 2017. Blank also said Jones will present some proposals on National Football League matters in the near future.

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