Roger Goodell Said to Be in Line for New Five-Year N.F.L. Contract

Commissioner Roger Goodell may get a lot of criticism for the way he has handled issues related to domestic violence, player celebrations and the investigation into so-called Deflategate, but by and large, the N.F.L.’s 32 team owners think he is doing a great job.

As soon as this week, the league is likely to announce that the owners have extended Goodell’s contract for another five years, through 2024, according to people with knowledge of the contract.

The N.F.L.’s annual revenue has nearly tripled, to about $14 billion, since he took over as commissioner in 2006, and the average value of franchises has more than doubled, to $2.3 billion, according to Forbes.

Although television ratings dipped last season, N.F.L. games remain the most popular shows on television. The Atlanta Falcons, the Minnesota Vikings and other teams have also moved into new stadiums that produce more revenue.

“The level of compensation is, to a large degree, about the business health of the league and the increase in value of the franchises,” said Marc Ganis, a consultant to several N.F.L. teams. “The three biggest assignments for the commissioner are collective bargaining and matters related to the players; increasing fans’ interest; and keeping the business healthy.”

The extension, first reported by Sports Business Journal, reflects the owners’ satisfaction with Goodell’s stewardship over the business of the league.

Goodell’s compensation came into focus after the previous collective bargaining agreement was signed in 2011. The following year, the commissioner was paid $44.2 million in total compensation. That figure, released as part of the league’s annual tax filing with the Internal Revenue Service, included a $9.1 million bonus that he deferred during the recession. Even so, Goodell’s compensation was on par with that of some of the best-paid executives in the country.

Typically, Goodell has been paid a salary of about $4 million, with the rest of his compensation coming as bonuses and other benefits. Goodell’s bonus is calculated in part on new business deals he brought to the league the previous year.