- Goodell started off as an administrative intern at NFL before working his way up
- Now he is set to reach 20 years in the role after signing a new three-year deal
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has put pen to paper on a new three-year contract – taking his total career earnings to a staggering $700million.
Goodell, who started off as an administrative intern at the NFL before working his way up to the job in just under two decades, has spent 17 years as commissioner after being chosen to succeed Paul Tagliabue back in 2006.
And on Wednesday it was confirmed that the 64-year-old will reach 20 years in the role after extending his reported $64m-a-year deal until March 2027.
An NFL statement reads: ‘The Compensation Committee updated the full ownership today that an agreement has been reached to extend Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract for three years, through March 2027.’
The new contract marks Goodell’s fourth extension as NFL commissioner, having also earned re-ups in 2009, 2012 and 2017.
According to Front Office Sports, it also brings his total career earnings to the $700m mark.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has put pen to paper on a new three-year contract