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

BREAKING: Roger Goodell Signs Contract Extension With "Nearly Unanimous Consensus" Among Owners

As noted in the memo, a unanimous decision to extend the commissioner's contract was reached in May of this year.

Despite opposition from one of the league's most powerful owners, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has signed a new contract, according to multiple reports.

According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, the NFL's Compensation Committee has informed all of the league's 32 owners that it has approved Goodell's extension.

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, who heads the compensation committee, told The MMQB he was "relieved" that Goodell had signed the deal.

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".

Jones supported a performance-based contract for Goodell, rather than the fully-guaranteed pay structure of years past.

The owners will all get together on December 13, a meeting which will likely end up shedding a bit more light on the details and on the process of extension.

Goodell has overseen significant revenue growth for the National Football League but has also been the subject of major scrutiny in recent years for his handling of sensitive issues such as domestic violence and concussions. He's expected to make roughly $40 million per year with incentives.

A number of owners backed Jones in his stance against Goodell, but ultimately, Goodell had enough backing from most of the owners to get a deal done. The two sides had been working to close the deal since May, after the Compensation Committee unanimously voted on the extension.

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