Roger Goodell is in the middle of a very public contract negotiation right now. In fact, Jerry Jones — in a move no way related to Goodell’s 6-game suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott — has threatened to sue the NFL if Goodell gets his new contract.

Amid a string of multi-year controversies — from Deflategate to the Ray Rice fiasco to the current National Anthem imbroglio — here’s what Goodell wants to continue as NFL commissioner:

  • $50 million a year
  • Lifetime use of a private jet
  • Lifetime health insurance for himself and his family

Here’s what Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Monday on behalf of the NFL’s compensation committee:

“The Committee is continuing its work towards finalizing a contract extension with the 
Commissioner, consistent with the mandate provided in the unanimous May 2017 Resolution.  Regardless of what may have been reported, the Committee is working within the financial  parameters outlined to the ownership at the May meeting. The negotiations are progressing  and we will keep ownership apprised of the negotiations as they move forward. We do not intend to publicly comment on our discussions.”

If you’re wondering what the going rate is for a Big 3 commissioner is, here’s this:

Goodell isn’t just shooting for the stars, he’s asking NFL owners to foot the bill to get him there.

National columnist - Zach joined the staff in 2012...and has been attempting to improve Doug and Scott's writing ability ever since (to little avail). Outside of football season, you can find him watching the San Antonio Spurs reading Game of Thrones fan theories.