It looks like you’re going to be seeing Roger Goodell for a long time, NFL fans. On Wednesday, the league would announce a five-year extension totaling $200 million. How about that? That runs about $40 million annually if all of the incentives are hit.
Moreover, this comes week after the seemingly never-ending Jerry Jones/Goodell/NFL owners saga. However, let’s not overreact to the amount of the deal just yet. Why? Well because the base salary is reportedly in the single-digit millions.
“Roughly 85 percent of the total potential compensation package is from bonuses…”
Those bonuses, by the way? All subject to owner approval and validation. Of course, this doesn’t mean folks are going to be greeting this extension with open arms. In fact, a handful of players are already weighing in on the situation.
The consensus? Well, it’s not great. But, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank sure is happy.
“I’m happy that it’s over. I was just telling Roger that, in the history of the NFL, I’m not sure a big decision has been so transparent as this one.”
So, where does the league go from here?