ROGER GOODELL SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION
Jerry Jones is probably pulling what little hair he has left out right now. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain the commissioner of the NFL. Jerry Jones led the charge to call for Goodell’s resignation. Some say Jones blamed Goodell for Ezekiel Elliott’s 6-game suspension, and probably putting an early end to the Cowboys’ season this year.
ESPN (@espn) reports, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the new contract would be worth $200 million over the life of the contract. About $40 million a year, if owners approve all the bonuses and if all of the incentives are met.
The base salary of the new contract is reportedly in the single-digit millions, a source told Schefter. Roughly 85% of the total potential compensation package is from bonuses, which would be subject to ownership approval and validation. The six members of the NFL’s compensation committee released a statement regarding Goodell’s contract extension.
“Our Committee unanimously supports the contract and believes that it is fully consistent with market compensation and the financial and other parameters outlined to the owners at our May 2017 meeting, as well as in the best interest of ownership. We are pleased to report that there is nearly unanimous consensus among the ownership in favor of signing the contract extension now.”