Roger Goodell got his extension. Now what? NFL Insiders react

Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain the commissioner of the NFL, with his new deal running through 2023 and worth $200 million over the life of the contract if owners approve all the bonuses and all the incentives are met.

So now what for Goodell, whose new deal had been a contentious issue through the 2017 season? We asked our panel of ESPN NFL insiders to weigh in:


Roger Goodell’s No. 1 priority should be ______________.

Dan Graziano, NFL writer:finding some common ground with the NFLPA on negotiations for the next collective bargaining agreement. At this point, the league doesn’t have much to offer the players in negotiations. The players aren’t likely to make financial concessions in exchange for give-backs on things like personal conduct policy or marijuana, even though those things get the headlines. The commissioner and owners need to talk to NFLPA leadership and figure out what the major issues are going to be in the next negotiations, then get to work on seeing whether they can get anything

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/21692594/now-nfl-commissioner-roger-goodell-200-million-contract-extension-2017-nfl-insiders-react

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