NFL Reached Out to Adam Silver to See if He Wanted to Replace Roger Goodell; His Answer Wasn’t Surprising

I am starting to think Roger Goodell might not be able to survive the Jerry Jones onslaught in the long-term. He might be alright in the short-term, but Jones is hell-bent on getting him out of there to the point they are already looking at successors.

ESPN has the story.

The owners, though, have considered other successors. A confidant of one owner reached out to gauge whether Adam Silver, the NBA commissioner, would be interested in running the NFL, to which Silver immediately said no. Owners have also considered looking to the International Olympic Committee for someone with global experience to grow the game — or even installing the 76-year-old Tagliabue for a year while a committee searched for the ideal successor. Jones has told confidants that he has his own candidate in mind, which Jones has publicly denied. Few owners are interested in allowing Jones to essentially handpick the next commissioner. Even so, Jones has vowed, sources say, to make Goodell’s life miserable. “Jerry’s message to Roger was ‘I run this league. You better get with it,'” a senior league executive says. “This is about power and control, not the contract. That’s all white noise.”

None of this would be happening if not for deflategate, blackballing of Colin Kaepernick and suspension of Zeke.