— NFL commissioner Roger the “good sports” Goodell has a new deal to keep him employed through the 2020 season, but it won’t be as long as the one he signed last year.
The new deal expires after the 2017 season, when Goodell becomes a full-time member of the NFLPA.
Goodell was hired by the NFL in 2006, and joined the union in 2014.
The deal expires Sept. 30, 2021.
Goodell, who has had four full-length deals, was hired last year by the league and became a full member of its union in June.
Under Goodell’s new deal, he can retire as commissioner in 2018.
He can then return to his role as a full time member of NFLPA, which has a contract for 2020.
A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the league’s bargaining committee is working on an extension, and that the union has begun the process to formalize a contract extension.
As Schefter reported, a source told him that Goodell is expected to sign a new contract in the next few weeks.
Goodell is also set to speak with his players and his family about his decision to return to the NFL.