NFL to Extend Commissioner Roger Goodell’s Contract Through 2027

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the NFL Experience Times Square launch in 2017
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the NFL Experience Times Square launch in 2017. Photo by Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock (9253039n)

Roger Goodell will remain in his role as NFL Commissioner for the foreseeable future. The Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay confirmed this in a chat with reporters during the league’s spring meeting on Tuesday.

The agreement between Goodell and the NFL owners is yet to be finalized, but reports indicate that Goodell will get a new contract that runs through the 2027 NF season.

According to Irsay, some details of the contract are yet to be ironed out, but the deal is “virtually done”.

“He’s done so much for the league with stability,” said Irsay “It’s a tough job, but he’s been a hard worker and worked very hard for the NFL and its success.”

Goodell himself confirmed he’d get a new contract, saying that “we’ll approve it when it’s ready” during Tuesday’s press conference. 

Roger Goodell took over as an NFL Commissioner in 2006. Since then, he fortified the league’s status as the biggest and most-profitable sports property in North America, handled three collective bargaining agreement negotiations, and was credited for closing media deals worth billions of dollars.

According to reports, the NFL owners are happy with the job Goodell has been doing, and it will be up to him to decide whether he wants to continue in his role past 2027.

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