Well, we've got some news for you: He may just end up sticking around through at least 2024.
According to the Sports Business Journal's Daniel Kaplan, the National Football League is close to extending commissioner Roger Goodell's contract for another five years through 2024. If the deal goes through, Goodell could end up acting as National Football League commissioner for about a decade after the start of the Deflategate scandal. A committee chaired by Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has had ongoing discussions about a new contract for Goodell since the league meetings in May, the source tells Schefter. Goodell earned $44 million in the 2013-14 fiscal year and almost $32 million the following year.
Goodell, 58, made $212.5 million in his first 10 years as commissioner after taking taking over for Paul Tagliabue in 2006. Of course, we'd imagine the 40-year-old QB has many private opinions about the commish - it was Goodell, after all, who initially punished Brady for his role in Deflategate and invoked Article 46 to help ensure his four-game suspension stood.
Goodell is expected in the New England area in two weeks leading up to the NFL Kickoff Game between the Patriots and Chiefs on September 7.