Roger Goodell Finalizing Five-Year Extension


Roger Goodell is nearing a five-year extension that would make him the NFL commissioner until 2024. 

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is closing in a five-year extension that would run through 2024, according to the Sports Business Journal and ESPN.

Goodell, 58, made nearly $32 million in 2015 and $212.5 million in his first 10 years as commissioner, and could see similar numbers to his current contract, which expires in 2019. He originally took over for Paul Tagliabue in 2006 after joining the league as an intern in 1982.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, whose four-game suspension by the league was upheld by Goodell last year, dodged a question about the possible extension on his Monday appearance on WEEI’s “Kirk and Callahan Show,” saying, “Nope. I don’t have any thoughts.”

If the two sides agree to an extension, he would be present through the league’s current collective bargaining agreement, which expires at the end of the 2020 season.