(CBSSPORTS.COM) – There are a lot of power brokers and people with influence in the NFL, those who determine what happens both on and off the field. Here’s a list of 10 people with great influence on the game.
1. Commissioner Roger Goodell: It all starts with Goodell. He is the most powerful man in the league, even if many don’t like him, including some players and media members. I’ve known Goodell for a long time, dating back to the expansion process in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and while I don’t always agree with everything he does, I think he is a better commissioner than most.
2. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: Even though his team hasn’t had success in a long time, and he’s viewed by many as the reason why it’s that way on the field, he continues to be one of the best owners in terms of business and influence on the league. He’s laughing at your mocking of him all the way to the bank.