While NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart told reporters on Wednesday that Roger Goodell’s new extension is likely his final contract to be league’s commissioner, Goodell later said he has yet to make any determination regarding his future.
“I haven’t made any determinations,” Goodell said, per Mike Garafolo.
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On Wednesday, NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said that commissioner Roger Goodell’s new extension through 2023 is likely to be his final contract.
“The commissioner has been clear he views this as his last contract,” Goodell said, per Mark Maske.
This means that the NFL will have a new commissioner in place for the 2024 season. According to Lockhart, the NFL will spend time working on succession plan moving forward.
According to Lockhardt, Goodell’s new five-year extension is 90 percent performance-based and he will pay for his use of a private jet.
In total, Goodell’s new contract with the NFL can be worth up to $200 million, which comes out to $40 million per year.
Goodell, 58, was hired as the NFL’s commissioner in 2006, replacing Paul Tagliabue. His contract was extended in 2009 and again in 2012.
During his first 10 years as commissioner, Goodell earned $212.5 million including nearly $32 million in the 2015 fiscal year.