Roger Goodell Total Salaries Surpass $375M Over 15 Years as NFL Commissioner

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made $63.9 million per year in each of the last two seasons, according to a report from the New York Times published on Thursday night.

We tallied Goodell’s salaries in his first 15 years as commissioner, which now surpass $375 million total.

One of the reasons why the NFL ditched its non-profit status after 2015 was so that it wouldn’t have to disclose Goodell’s salary. The Times reported that the number was revealed to the owners in meetings this week in New York. The Times said Goodell’s pay was heavily based on bonuses tied to labor peace and new media deals.

The $63.9 million in 2020 would make Goodell the fifth-highest paid CEO if the NFL were a public company behind General Electric’s Larry Culp ($73.1 million). GE’s business is roughly seven times the business generated by the NFL.

Goodell’s $63.9 million a year rivals the total compensation given to the league’s highest-paid quarterbacks. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, for example, was paid $67 million from August to December 2018. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will get paid a record $75 million the first year, including compensation and bonuses.

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