NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is close to getting a five-year contract extension to remain in his position atop the league, according to multiple reports.
According to the Sports Business Journal, Goodell will earn close to what he is during his current contract, which is set to end in 2019. Goodell has presided over the NFL since 2006 since he took over for Paul Tagliabue. The extension would keep him on as commissioner until 2024.
During his first 10 years as commissioner, Goodell earned $212.5 million. However, the league no longer has to report his salary since it lost its non-profit status in 2015.
Goodell, who has been in the league in some capacity since 1982, will at the head of the NFL at the current CBA expires in 2020. DeMaurice Smith, the Executive Director of the NFLPA told Sports Illustrated that lockout is "almost a virtual certainty" in 2021.