It's a given that NBC wants him back, each year they bend over backwards to re-sign him, giving in to more and more of his demands, no fly over state auditions, moving the live shows to RCMH from New Jersey, reduced PR obligations etc... but can they make an offer good enough to keep him another year. Howard has to be tired of carrying the show on his back while T*ts, Scary and Baldy yuk it up on social media and fall out of their chairs. Howard has shown that he knows how to market the show, changes like moving the Snapple cup away from T*t's t*ts to get more men to tune in show his expertise. But why do that for free when the others clearly don't care? My guess is that he will be tempted by a huge offer but choose to retire at the top and watch the show collapse next year without him.