Report: Commish Roger Goodell closing in on contract extension

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NFL owners and Roger Goodell are finalizing a contract extension that’s expected to be the most lucrative for any commissioner in any sport, ESPN reported Monday.

The deal is expected to be ratified during a special privileged session on March 28 in Phoenix, site of the NFL owners’ meetings, per the report.

Only one member from each team will be permitted in the meeting, where the league’s compensation committee will present the proposal, per the report.

The sides have discussed a three-year extension but that’s not final, per ESPN. Financial terms were not reported but Goodell is expected to get a deal that’s heavy on incentives. Goodell reportedly made $63.9 million per year in 2020 and 2021.

This would be the fourth extension for Goodell since he took over for Paul Tagliabue in September 2006. The previous extensions were 2009, 2012 and 2017.

–Field Level Media

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