Shield your eyes, Roger Goodell haters, because one of his potential replacements has no intention of becoming the NFL's new commissioner.
According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, several NFL owners have tried to persuade NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to change sides over the course of his five-year tenure, but he hasn't even thought about a potential switch.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he hasn't "given any thought" to inquiries by NFL owners about his willingness to switch leagues and become commissioner of the NFL. https://t.co/TW7Y8JIJtb— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 14, 2019
In fact, Silver is 100 percent committed to the NBA:
"I've loved every day I've been in this job, and I think there's nothing but enormous opportunity ahead for this league," he said. "...I realize I'm just passing through like every player who's gone through this league...and I feel an enormous obligation to the fans and to this greater NBA family to do my best and try my hardest every day. But that's where 100 percent of my focus is," he continued.
Five years ago Adam Silver debuted as NBA commissioner. Since then he’s been approached by NFL owners several times about running football. He said no. https://t.co/bh9RM0g4Zy— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) February 14, 2019
People have been calling for Goodell's job for years, but that didn't stop the 59-year-old from signing a five-year extension worth up to $200 million in 2017.
We're not surprised here.