Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that while a new deal for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell remains on track, major changes are looming at the league office.
According to La Canfora, some NFL owners are sympathetic to Jerry Jones’ belief that there are too many high salaries and too much money being spent by the NFL office and there’s support among ownership to downsize.
One concern from owners is that by agreeing to slash spending in the league office, it would placate to Jones on some level. Even so, La Canfora says that the NFL has already offered the first round of buyouts and offered them to employees whose age-plus-years worked at the NFL exceeds 70.
However, La Canfora’s sources have said that very few employees have expressed interest taking the buyouts being offered up to this point. If things don’t change in the near future, La Canfora says that owners could take more drastic action, especially when you consider that the league is dealing with major issues including declining ratings.
La Canfora adds that owners believe a recalibration of spending in New York is required.
As for Goodell, his contract is likely to be announced at the upcoming owner’s meeting in Texas on Dec. 13. In total, Goodell’s next contract is expected to be worth a maximum of $200 million over the course of five years.
We’ll have more regarding a new deal for Goodell as the news is available.