Roger Goodell signs five-year extension to remain commissioner

  • Roger Goodell signs five-year extension to remain commissioner

Roger Goodell signs five-year extension to remain commissioner

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had been fighting to prevent, or at least delay, Goodell's contract extension but he apparently didn't have almost enough support from his fellow owners.

In a league memo obtained by PFT, the "binding contract extension" was signed by Goodell and Falcons owner Arthur Blank, who serves as the chairman of the NFL's Compensation Committee. He's expected to make roughly $40 million per year with incentives.

Aside from his salary, Goodell will also have access to a private plane for personal and business-related travel, according to sources familiar with the agreement. An NFL spokesman declined to comment further about Goodell's finances or air travel.

All members of the Compensation Committee, including Robert Kraft, sent out a memo Wednesday to announce the new deal.

While it looks as though the controversial Goodell may have received a slight raise, it appears the financial structure is now based more on performance, which was something Jones had been pushing for.

The compensation committee faced criticism along the way from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who at one point threatened to sue his fellow owners in order to prevent the completion of the deal.

Goodell, who has been the National Football League commissioner since 2006, is now under contract until March 2019.