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
— Bob Ley (@BobLeyESPN) November 13, 2017
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:
Amidst report that Roger Goodell is asking for $49.5 million, consider this: Adam Silver makes about $10 million.
Deal up next year, and won't be as cheap, but if I'm NBA owners, I lock his new deal up next week.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 13, 2017
Goodell isn’t just shooting for the stars, he’s asking NFL owners to foot the bill to get him there.