NFL's Roger Goodell Signs Five-Year Extension, Ending Feud With Jerry Jones

NFL's Roger Goodell Signs Five-Year Extension, Ending Feud With Jerry Jones

Pro Football Talk reports that the NFL's Compensation Committee today informed all 32 owners that a new contract for Commissioner Roger Goodell has been executed. The new deal runs through the 2023 season.

ProFootballTalk reports that a source with knowledge of the situation said a memorandum has been sent to all league owners that a "binding contract extension has been signed".

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, who heads the compensation committee, told The MMQB he was "relieved" that Goodell had signed the deal. "I was just telling Roger that, in the history of the National Football League, I'm not sure a big decision has been so transparent as this one", Blank told The MMQB. It was particularly gratifying to hear so many owners commit to being more engaged in League affairs and to express the desire to work more closely with the Commissioner and League staff on matters critical to the League.

Goodell has earned more than $200 million since he became commissioner in 2006.

The Compensation Committee received authorization from the owners in May to offer an extension to Goodell, but Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had been working to stop the process after Goodell has reportedly promised him that running back Ezekiel Elliott would not be suspended. With Jones under the impression that the deal wouldn't be done before then, there's a good chance the other 31 owners could be dealing with an irate Jones by the time that meeting rolls around.

With the league meeting set to basically be held in Jones' backyard, it is somewhat surprising that the Compensation Committee chose to execute the deal before December 13.

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