Roger Goodell
Deborah Pugliese
United States
2022

NFL

Roger
Goodell

Commissioner

Goodell took the NFL to new financial heights, with a record $11 billion in national revenue (the money shared with teams) in 2021, up 12% year-over-year. That should increase further in 2023, when the $100 billion multiplatform rights deal he closed with Amazon, CBS, ESPN/ABC, Fox and NBC in 2021 takes effect. This year, he engineered a three-year pact with ITV for free-to-air rights in the U.K. and Ireland and fielded interest from Amazon, Apple, Disney and Google for rights to its NFL Sunday Ticket package, which still belong to DirecTV through 2022-23. He dealt with some controversy, including the Miami Dolphins’ decision to play QB Tua Tagovailoa four days after a hit that caused visible motor instability.  

Career

  • NFL
  • New York Jets
  • American Football Conference

Education

  • Washington & Jefferson College (PA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
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YouTube TV Nearing NFL Sunday Ticket Deal for $2.5 Billion per Year: Reports

YouTube TV Nearing NFL Sunday Ticket Deal for $2.5 Billion per Year: Reports

Google's YouTube TV is close to getting over the goal line on a rich deal for the NFL's Sunday Ticket out-of-market games subscription package in the U.S., according to multiple reports.If the pact goes through, starting with the 2023 NFL season, YouTube TV would become the exclusive home to Sunday Ticket after the package rolls off DirecTV, which has hosted it for nearly three decades. The "advanced talks" for Sunday Ticket between YouTube and the NFL were first reported by...

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