NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is close to signing a five-year extension contract that would run through 2024, as first reported by Sports Business Journal. ESPN also reported that a deal was close. Goodell's current contract expires in 2019.
ESPN reported that there are still issues to work out until a deal is finalized. According to Sports Business Journal, a finalized agreement could come this week, and it would mirror Goodell's current contract with the league.
Goodell's compensation is determined by a committee of NFL owners. Goodell, 58, made close to $32 million in 2015, according to the league's tax filing from that year, and he has made $212.5 million in his first 10 years as NFL commissioner.
Goodell took over for Paul Tagliabue in 2006. The contract extension would ensure that Goodell oversees negotiations for owners in a new collective bargaining agreement. The current CBA between the NFL and the union runs through 2020.
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