Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal is reporting that Goodell is close to signing a five-year contract extension with the National Football League, which would keep him in his current role through 2024.
Brady and Goodell underwent a legal battle over Brady's four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate, a ball-deflating scandal which started during the AFC Championship Game following the 2014 season. With an extension, Goodell would represent the league's 32 owners in negotiations toward renewing the collective bargaining agreement, which expires after 2020.
ESPN's Adam Schefter added on Monday that Goodell's deal still has "issues to work out" and that the terms of his deal "have not progressed as some thought", but the extension is still likely to get done. The sources also told Schefter there are some who think the two sides were closer to a deal a month ago than they are today.
Goodell first joined the league as an intern in 1982, working his way up the executive ladder.
Goodell, 58, took over for Paul Tagliabue in 2006. He was in charge of the league's football operations and officiating and oversaw all league business matters. Five years later, Goodell succeeded Tagliabue.
The NFL is no longer required to file his salary publicly as the league office has given up its non-profit status.