According to Pro Football Talk, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain in charge of the National Football League. According to The New York Times the deal could be worth as much as $200 million. Much of the compensation is tied to the league meeting certain financial benchmarks.
Goodell, who took over for Paul Tagliabue in August 2006, has been the subject of criticism thanks to his handling of several issues including the issue of protests during the National Anthem. Television ratings have been down significantly throughout the 2017 season. Many believe the protests are a part of it, but bottom line, Roger Goodell makes NFL owners money. And from that angle, this deal makes sense.