Roger Goodell's contract to be extended through 2024, report says

By Marc Lancaster 21 August 2017
Roger Goodell's contract to be extended through 2024, report says

Robert Kraft might still be upset about Deflategate, and Jerry Jones might not be happy about the Ezekiel Elliott suspension, but NFL owners as a group apparently have no concerns about Roger Goodell's job performance.

The NFL is close to extending the commissioner's contract through 2024, SportsBusiness Journal reported Monday, saying an announcement could come this week.

Goodell's current contract runs through 2019, so there was no real urgency to secure an extension, but making the move now represents a significant vote of confidence from the owners days after NFL Players' Association chief DeMaurice Smith said he expects a strike or lockout to occur in 2021.

A Goodell extension does not need to be approved by all 32 owners; the members of the competition committee are empowered to make decisions on his contract.

 

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