Roger Goodell is about to get paid.
The NFL owners are expected to finalize a multi-year extension for the commissioner of the National Football League during next week’s owners meetings in Phoenix, Arizona, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
The NFL’s competition committee will reportedly present the proposed extension to the team owners on Tuesday. Only one member from each team is permitted in that meeting.
Goodell’s extension has been in the works since last season, when the compensation committee was granted permission by the full membership to get an extension done, according to sources. The sides have discussed a three-year extension, according to Schefter, but no length of time has been agreed to yet.
Schefter adds that the ‘ecumenic framework’ of the new deal is unknown at the moment but is expected to be ‘incentive-laden’ and, considering the league’s financial success, the most lucrative deal ever given to any commissioner in any sport.
This is the fourth extension for Goodell, who took over for Paul Tagliabue on Sept. 1, 2006; the previous extensions came in 2009, 2012 and 2017.