Roger Goodell is about to be the NFL's acting commissioner for a long time with it appearing that his contract extension has been officially signed, sealed and delivered to the league's owners.

According to Pro Football Talk, the compensation committee has informed the owners of all 32 teams that the contract extension is now in ink as they lock up their commissioner long-term.

Tensions have arisen in recent years with Goodell and his handling of player discipline, such as the cases with Tom Brady and Ezekiel Elliott, as well as other controversial acts that have become polarizing topics across the league.

A report from Sports Illustrated in November stated that Goodell's extension was expected to pay him $40 million per year starting in 2019 and through the 2023 football season. The salary would depend largely on bonuses, the criteria of which would be set by NFL owners.

This contract was expected to be signed before the next owners' meeting, which was scheduled for mid-December.