Roger Goodell To Retire In 2024

Roger Goodell has himself a new five-year extension. And this deal, NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart says, will be his last. In 2024, Goodell will step aside and the NFL will appoint a new commissioner. However, Goodell himself claims he hasn’t “made any determinations” on whether this will be his last contract as commissioner, tweets Mike Garafolo of NFL.com.Roger Goodell (vertical)

Goodell has earned hundreds of millions of dollars as commissioner – not counting his new $200MM deal – and dealt with countless headaches, so it’s no surprise to hear that he has a retirement date in mind. In what is likely a concession towards Jerry Jones, Goodell will not receive post-retirement benefits (via Dan Kaplan of Sports Business Journal, on Twitter) and 90% of his new contract will be incentive-based.

The commissioner must now focus on guiding the league through the next round of CBA negotiations and fixing his legacy. The NFL’s domestic abuse issues brought a great deal of scrutiny on the league office and Goodell’s attempts to counterbalance that with harsh punishments have not always been well received. He also drew fierce criticism for his handling/bungling of the Patriots’ Deflategate scandal.

It may be hard for Goodell to win fans back, but he has about six years to replace those bad memories with good ones. Then again, it’s not necessarily Goodell’s job to win fan approval. Some would say that a large part of Goodell’s job is to be the fall guy for the owners’ controversial decisions.

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15 comments on “Roger Goodell To Retire In 2024

  1. Nick Ottino

    Did he get his private jet for life? This guy is a disgrace.

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  2. John Murray

    7 years of bad luck. It’s like I broke a mirror reading this.

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  3. 2weeks

    as long as Roger Goodell has anything to do with the NFL I wont be watching

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    • TJECK109

      Who hired Roger Goodell? And I don’t think the league is going to miss you if the only reason you watch is because of the commissioner.

      Based on your logic every American against trump should leave the US

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  4. Dwalt

    Do commissioners need to wait for five seasons before they can be inducted into the Hall of Fame?

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  5. Ironman_4life

    I don’t think anybody cares but I’m going to retire in 2026

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  6. dust44

    I agree he hasn’t been great. But he’s kinda handcuffed by the CBA and owners. That’s a tough job. My solution is getting an actual suspension/fine rule together. Every situation is different. But there has got to b a standard of some sort. For JuJu to get 1 game for a dirty block and Mike Evans an Gronk to get 1 game for a late hit well after the whistle is not right. And for no suspension for the actions of the Seahawks. These need to b addressed. I would say 1 game for actions inside the whistle. 2 for after. 3 for potential injury after the whistle (like gronks). 4 for DUI/Substance arrested (whether or not found guilty) 5 for first offense arrests for anything felony related. 6 for first offense sexual/spousal. And everything doubles for 2nd and triples for 3rd. Boom done. Hire me Jerry

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