Just a few days ago, Roger Goodell signed a five-year contract extension to remain the commissioner of the NFL. His new contract would be worth $200 million over the life of the contract, about $40 million annually. Absolute crazy money.
For the NFL to be so widely popular, the money handed out is nowhere near what other leagues give out and the easiest answer is to point out how many players are on an NFL roster compared to the NBA or MLB. That’s all fine and dandy until you realize that the NFL regularly has non-guaranteed contracts given out to players in a sport that gives out the most punishment out of the major sports in America.
For that reason alone, Damian Lillard has a serious issue with it, so the Portland Trail Blazers guard took to Twitter and questioned that very thing.
Commissioner get 40M a year? While players risking their lives/health out there on non guaranteed contracts still? Smh
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) December 7, 2017