According to recent reports, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is seeking about $50 million per year, as well as the lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family.
Unlike other professional sports, the highest-paid employee in the NFL is Roger Goodell.
It has been reported that between 2006 through 2015, Goodell took home over $200 million dollars.
The only two athletes that come close to this amount are Kobe Bryant and Alex Rodriquez. Both whom did not play for the NFL.
According to sources, this puts Goodell’s salary above even David Beckham.
During his time as NFL Commissioner, Goodell has had his share of controversies including the actions of NFL players’ off the field behavior, which led to the NFL Personal Conduct Policy in 2007.
Spygate, Bountygate and of course the Deflategate scandals followed.
However, the scandal Goodell seems to be unable to get a grip on is the recent National Anthem protest by NFL players. Goodells’ leadership has been unstable, inconsistent and in all honesty, absent.
History has shown when Goodell wants to send a message or set an example, he will.
The result of Goodell being unable to show any real capital in the very league he resides over could and should be the single reason owners’ reject his contract demands.
In any other business, Goodell would be shown the door. Why? It’s simple. On the job performance is unsatisfactory.
Monday Night Football, the leagues flagship brand is seeing ratings hit an all time low and overall NFL viewership is down and recent surveys show it is over the NFL players National Anthem protests.
Even this years Thanksgiving NFL game ratings were down almost 20 percent from last year.
These do not sound like the type of job performance highlights worthy of $50 million dollars, lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family.
If the players have to perform in order to get paid, i.e., earn their money, shouldn’t the commissioner?
What’s wrong with this picture? A business model that is going to reward under performing individuals? No wonder people are instinctively turning the channel.