- ESPN staff writer
- Previously a college football reporter for CBSSports.com
- University of Florida graduate
EAGAN, Minn. — NFL owners are set to extend Roger Goodell’s contract through 2027, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said from the league’s spring meeting Tuesday.
Owners discussed the commissioner’s contract but did not finalize anything Tuesday.
“It’s not extended today, that’s for sure,” Goodell said when asked for his reaction to a looming new deal.
Goodell, 64, added “I love my job” and he has “no doubt” that both sides would complete the deal.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported in March that the league and Goodell were expected to finalize a multiyear extension. Goodell, whose current contract runs to 2024, has served as league commissioner since 2006.
Goodell said the notion of splitting the commissioner duties into two roles — one as a CEO, another handling more of the on-field matters — is a talking point among league officials and owners.
“It’s a healthy discussion to have. The job changes over the years,” Goodell said. “It’s changed ever since I’ve been the commissioner. I know we will have the discussions at the appropriate time.”
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