Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s new extension is still is on track to be completed before the Dec. 13 owners meeting, despite the resistance from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
A league source tells Schefter that momentum to delay the deal has dissipated “meaningfully.”
According to Schefter, if Goodell is able to reach the bonus criteria included in the contract, he would earn $40 million over the course of five years, making this a five-year extension worth up $200 million. A source tells Schefter that Goodell’s base salary is “in the single digits” and roughly 85 percent of the potential compensation package is comprised of bonuses.
Meanwhile, the NFL compensation committee is entrusting its law firm with the task of dealing with Jones’ attorney, David Boies, while they focus on Goodell’s extension.
It still remains to be seen what Jones will do and the expectation is that there will be fallout once Goodell’s contract is in place. Some have told Schefter that it’s possible Goodell’s power could be weakened or it could have an impact on sponsors and fans.
We’ll have more regarding a new deal for Goodell as the news is available.