Who Will Be the Next NFL Commissioner?

Roger Goodell is facing a lot of scrutiny. The Ringer handicaps who might be his replacement.

Roger Goodell
CANTON, OH - AUGUST 4, 2016: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket Dinner on August 4, 2016 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)
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The NFL is having a hard year. They’re facing league-wide protests and lowered viewership. Commissioner Roger Goodell is under extreme scrutiny from league owners, fans, and even President Trump. The Ringer put together a list of people who might be available if things were to suddenly change.

Bob Iger

Iger is the CEO of Disney and has been thinking about retiring. Danny Heifetz says that becoming commisoner could be the perfect “retirement package.” He was essential in bringing the Rams to Los Angeles. However, it is rumored that he’s looking to run for President in 2020.

The Rock

He’s respected, he’s played, he’s well-liked. The Ringer writes that he understands the business side of the sport from a player’s point of view, which would be valuable.

Donna Brazil

Ryan O’Hanlon writes that the Democratic strategist’s book tour will probably be wrapping up right around when Roger Goodell’s current contract expires.

Colin Kaepernick

The Ringer writes that he’s the only person to “unify all 32 owners.”

Tom Brady

He’s been spreading some wisdom and has creative solutions, writes Shaker Samman.

Player-Elected Commission 

Michael Baumann writes that the league should utilize the 32 owners and reconstitute the league as a worker’s collective.

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