Sport 5 reasons why Roger Goodell’s contract extension is a good thing for the NFL

22:41  07 december  2017
22:41  07 december  2017 Source:   Touchdown Wire

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Roger Goodell is extremely good at his job. Most people don’t understand this because they don’t know what Goodell ’ s job really is. Fans are finding too much baggage tied to the NFL product and Goodell is the big reason why .

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell can never do right in the eyes of fans and the media. Yet for all of his shortcomings, he will be rewarded with a f ive-year contract extension . Here is why he will stay commissioner

Feb 6, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell holds a Super Bowl LII logo football at the Houston Super Bowl LI Host Committee Handoff Ceremony at the George R. Brown Convention Center.© Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Feb 6, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell holds a Super Bowl LII logo football at the Houston Super Bowl LI Host Committee Handoff Ceremony at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Roger Goodell is an easy target. No one would say he has handled controversy well. Check out the laundry list of mistakes he's made: Ray Rice, BountyGate, BullyGate, DeflateGate, Colin Kaepernick, and CTE issues have plagued his time as commissioner. One gate is too many gates. The players don't like him, nor do they trust him. The owners used to be behind him . . . until Jerry Jones tried a palace coup. His public record isn't good, and almost any sane person will acknowledge that. But, NFL owners made the right decision extending Goodell's contract. Here are the major reasons why.

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2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement

It's important to distinguish what the job of commissioner entails. Commissioners are supposed to steward the sport and act as a representative of ownership interest. His bosses are the owners. They are supposed to tell him what to do. Commissioners in the end represent a bunch of billionaires and gain some type of consensus.

Goodell represented the owners' interests in the last CBA negotiations and he absolutely railroaded the players. If the CBA was a football game, the Owners won 56-3. It wasn't even close.

It probably won't be that easy in 2021, but Goodell has the institutional knowledge business people love to point to as a prerequisite for a good leader. The last thing the owners want is to go into negotiations with someone who hasn't done it before.

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Jones had been aggressive about Goodell ’ s contract even before Jones had specific reason to be reportedly “furious” about the suspension of Elliott. Why do people so consistently operate under the belief that Roger Goodell has had any positive impact on NFL revenues?

This is because Roger Goodell is a shit-eating moron. The NFL is now in the business of punishment, and with the completely arbitrary and stupid machine they’ve put in place, they can pretty much punish anyone for any reason in any way now.

Skyrocketing franchise valuations

Roger Goodell took over in 2006. Since then, ownership's franchise values have gone through the roof. Take Forbes valuations with a grain of salt, but right now the average NFL franchise value is $2.34 billion. In 2010, the average NFL franchise value was $1.02 billion. In the past six years as commissioner Goodell has increased owners asset value by 100 percent. Remember that whole thing about the commissioner serving the owners? Well on average he's made each of them $1 billion. Yes, billion with a B! That makes Goodell's $40 million per year deal look like pennies.

International Expansion

Here's another area where people don't give Goodell enough credit. He actually worked in the international group at one point before becoming commissioner. When the London game was created everyone was quick to make fun of the NFL. It's been a success by any standard. There's not a team moving to the United Kingdom any time soon, but the games there now are well attended. The NFL also expanded into Mexico, and the league hasn't had any issues. They've struggled with China, but there's a lot that goes into playing a game in Asia.

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The NFL is a financial powerhouse, and Goodell is a big reason for that. NFL owners like making money, and that’ s why Goodell is going to be a part of our lives for a long time. Roger Goodell is reportedly close to an extension that would run through 2024.

to wait to extend Commissioner Roger Goodell ’ s contract , “if for no other reason than they think the timing doing it now would be a P.R. disaster.” For the life of me I cannot understand why the owners would want give an extension to this buffoon. A blow up doll could make money for the NFL .

The U.S. market is essentially saturated. The NFL has fans in urban and rural areas. Both women and men play fantasy football and enjoy the game. NFL owners need to make the game global if they want to keep making more money. Goodell has been a success spreading the game outside of the domestic market.

Television rights and the future of distribution

The narrative that the NFL is in trouble with their TV deals is completely overblown. Normal NFL Sunday games have 10 to 12 million people watching, every week. To put that in perspective, the NBA is celebrating viewership numbers in 2017 as one of it's best years in recent memory. Nationally televised NBA games are averaged 2 to 3 million viewers. The NFL is only having a television problem because fewer people are watching, when it's still the most popular piece of content on TV. It's not even close.

Of course, the marketplace is changing. Technology companies are becoming media and distribution companies. They need content. Normal cable and broadcast operators want the NFL, but they need to recalibrate their expectations. There's no better person than Goodell for this job.

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He has been part of the push to go digital and helped usher in deals with Twitter and Amazon. He has great relationships with the head of almost every major network. These deals get done because people actually like Roger Goodell professionally. He's actually good at his job. There's no debate that he's a good businessman.

Mending relationships with players and NFLPA

Roger Goodell has been the players biggest champion at the NFL recently. He's not forcing players to stand during the anthem. He has gone against hard-line owners. He and DeMaurice Smith may actually find a middle ground here.

Yes, Goodell has a long way to go, but he's suddenly trending in the right direction. It's almost as if he learned from his past mistakes. Good for him, if that's the case. That can change quickly though.

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