Jones wants less guarantees, more incentives for Goodell

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So, yes, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has indeed initiated what the NFL surely would regard as the nuclear option in his ongoing opposition to the contract extension being negotiated with Commissioner Roger Goodell. Per a source familiar with Jones’ thinking, the threatened litigation arises solely from, and relates solely to, his concerns about the structure and compensation of the proposed new deal for Goodell.

As to the compensation, Jones wants the deal to have less guarantees and more incentives. At a time when the pie seems to be shrinking, that could be bad news for Goodell. However, the aggressive use of incentives could motivate Goodell to fix lingering problems, like the anthem controversy and the ongoing ratings decline.

Jones believes that he has significant support from other owners for his position on the Goodell contract; PFT has reported that perhaps only four or five others share his views. Jones would contend, we’re told, that a very strong percentage of the 17 owners who participated in a recent conference call regarding the terms of the contract share a lot of his concerns.

Although Jones voted along with all other owners in May when the six-owner Compensation Committee received authorization to negotiate and finalize the contract, something happened since May, prompting Jones to take up the cause of pushing back against the Compensation Committee, under the notion that he is speaking for all owners not on the committee when opposing the package.

33 responses to “Jones wants less guarantees, more incentives for Goodell

  1. What a slimy hypocrite Jerry is, haha…A-OK and full-throated support when it was the Saints and Patriots, but now that it’s his team’s turn in the barrel, let’s throw tantrums and threaten lawsuits.

  2. How can anyone disagree with his statement? Goodell should work by the rules of the employees. That’s all he is. The owners are called OWNERS for a reason.

  3. Although Jones voted along with all other owners in May when the six-owner Compensation Committee received authorization to negotiate and finalize the contract, something happened since May, prompting Jones to take up the cause of pushing back against the Compensation Committee, under the notion that he is speaking for all owners not on the committee when opposing the package.

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    something? really? Jerry loves him some Jerry and the rest of the league can go to hell.

  4. The patriots and saints were guilty of what happened and it was proven that they were. Elliott has been proven innocent in both our judiciary system and by the commissioners investigator. So for Jones to feel like his team/player isn’t getting a fair shake by the man then he must do something. Personally I don’t believe there should be one person in charge of things cause at the end of the day he’s gonna have his favorites. Make a panel of 3-5 people and let them decide on things in the NFL (make one or more a woman).

  5. “As to the compensation, Jones wants the deal to have less guarantees and more incentives. At a time when the pie seems to be shrinking, that could be bad news for Goodell.”

    If we knew how many millions Goodell is worth we’d probably faint! I don’t think he’s going to have to remortgage his house. The rich get richer. He’s done very well for a guy who started out as a gofer!

  6. Jones is a hypocrite, but it’s pretty clear Goodell is paid too much. He’s lucky to have a job given his performance the last 3 years.

  7. Fewer incentives/less money guaranteed, just like fewer patent lies/less dishonest, butt-covering b.s. by Ginger Roger, the coxcombed, talking parking meter.

  8. I think all contracts in the NFL should be performance based. A paltry amount, relatively, guaranteed with the rest in incentives. I give my employees bonuses depending on their performance and they all like it (those who get them). How many times have we seen players get their big contracts, then, lay down on the job?

  9. Per PFT and other sources in March at the owners meetings (well before Elliott’s suspension was announced) Jones was one of a group of owners that though Goodell’s compensation needed to be addressed. Jones apparently is feeling even more of an ‘incentive’ himself now to cut Goodell’s cake after Roger ignored that shot across his bow back in March and suspended Elliott anyway.

  10. Eagles fan who feels about Jerry Jones exactly how you think I might- agrees with him in this cae. Make Goodell earn his money as there are large challenges ahead for the league.

  11. Geez guys. Drop your Jones hate and have some business sense. And for those of you that found a way to work in some Patriots hate into this (creative and determined) drop that too. The fact is Jones completely has a point here. Its not out of line to require a guy to actually earn his paycheck if he wants it. Its even smart.

  12. willycents says:
    November 8, 2017 at 7:07 pm
    I think all contracts in the NFL should be performance based. A paltry amount, relatively, guaranteed with the rest in incentives. I give my employees bonuses depending on their performance and they all like it (those who get them). How many times have we seen players get their big contracts, then, lay down on the job?

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    Yeah and the ones that dont like it (because their performance didnt warrant a bonus) get mad and quit on you. Which is cool because it spares you an unpleasant task.

  13. Oh give me a break.

    This is all just posturing to make the NFL an incentive driven league vs. guaranteed money

    It’s a dog and pony show to show Roger subjecting himself to what the owners will want the players to agree to

    It’s insulting to the players that they think Goodell isn’t completely transparent in this

    If I were the players I’d make having a new Commissioner to negotiate with my top demand – everything else can follow

  14. JJ is actually on to something here. His franchise has the most to lose since it is worth the most. Roger Dodger thinks he is entitled to pay days for all of the messes and endless headlines about league spin doctoring and power plays over the players. Does anyone ever hear anything like this in baseball? Basketball? Hockey? Nobody is buying this idea that Roger Goodell is vital to the NFL.

  15. Goodell is a crook. Lower approval rating than Trump. Writing is on the wall – he’s going to rue the day that he crossed Jerry Jones. I guarantee it.

  16. goodell has led the nfl to destruction. ruined the game with his changes until its not even recognizable. the owners are all complicit.
    his contract should be incentive based and tied to restoring the great game football used to be, before catering to the casual fan, the ridiculous rule changes, the WWNFL thumb on the scale of the teams they promoted all year- and wanted to win (yes you donkeys), less commercials, real hits and ZERO DAMN POLITICS!

  17. More drama for the NFL = Not For Long. Lawsuits. Protests. Kneeling.
    I used to dedicate time watching many games but no more. Marketing dollars will soon follow then the drop in cap dollars. Instead of drama figure out a way to get fans to watch again.

  18. Incentive based should also be for salaries and revenue to team owners. Invluding your percentage of the TV package. This will have owners like Jones shut his mouth and stay out of the media.

  19. This is a move by Jones to start cutting costs. He sees the writing on the wall, ie dropping ratings and revenues and he doesn’t want this to hit him. I would love it if the cap stayed flat or even dropped and see a bunch of cap strapped teams in deep.

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