“That’s More Than Any NFL Player”: Roger Goodell’s Staggering $500,000,000 Million Earnings Overshadow Contract Extension Update

Published 03/21/2023, 1:13 AM EDT

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As the commissioner of the most-lucrative league in the world, there should be no doubt that Roger Goodell has earned a hefty paycheck. However, his tenure in the league hasn’t been a smooth ride either. With more than 15 years of serving as the NFL’s commissioner, Goodell has seen his fair share of curveballs and controversies. From player safety to discipline, social activism, and maintaining peace among team owners, the commissioner had his hands full.

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And now, Goodell’s future with the league may be extended after the emergence of recent updates from insiders. According to reports, his current deal with the NFL is reportedly worth $200 million. Set to expire in March, updates surrounding an extension ushered in reactions from the NFL world, with fans gawking at the sheer size of the commissioner’s earnings. With an aggregate earning that outweighs any NFL star in the history of the game, it’s no surprise that this potential extension garnered attention. But what prompts the league to let Goodell tarry on? Here’s an insight into what might be at play.

Roger Goodell may have earned more than any player in league history

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Roger Goodell’s tenure in the NFL is second to former commissioner Peter Rozelle. His position at the top commenced in 2006, and the league executive has held down the fort steadfastly since then. During this time, the commissioner oversaw the fruition of lucrative franchise sales, the most recent being the Broncos‘ estimated $4.5 billion deal in 2022.

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However, his diligence during the COVID-19 pandemic, when the NFL did not stray from a single scheduled game, stands out. On Twitter, Joe Pompliano, who often discusses the intersection of sports and business, delved into the commissioner’s potential extension. He said,NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will sign a multiyear extension next week, per @AdamSchefter [ESPN insider]”

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He added, A 2020 NY Times report revealed Goodell was making $63.9 million per year & he has reportedly made ~$500M since becoming commissioner in ’06. That’s more than any NFL player in history.While the commissioner’s contract update is news in itself, fans focused on his acquisition of a reported half a billion dollars. Here’s how they reacted to Goodell’s combined earnings.

Fans shared their thoughts on Goodell’s earnings

Five hundred million dollars is quite the sum, and fans took a moment to let it sink in. One user said

Another user exclaimed

This bewildered user asked

One fan contemplated

Another user relied on the league’s monetary statistics to back up an argument

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This fan comically said

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While some fans argued the necessity of Goodell’s high earnings, other fans emphasized that the growth of the NFL warranted the compensation. At present, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the commissioner is set to finalize a multiyear extension at the team owners’ meeting that will take place in Phoenix next week.

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Anika Gomez

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Anika Gomez is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. She holds a degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Communicative English from the National School of Journalism and Public Discourse. Anika loves American Football, Formula 1, Basketball, and Tennis.
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