According to a report by Mark Maske, Les Carpenter and Jay Greene in the Washington Post, there’s strong support by the NFL and its 32 owners for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buying a team, with an NFL source saying Bezos has expressed interest in the Seattle Seahawks.
NFL teams rarely hit the market, but following the death of Seahawks owner Paul Allen last year, Seattle could be an option if Bezos is indeed interested.
While a source familiar with Seattle’s thinking said the Seahawks are not for sale, Bezos has strong support from the NFL’s other owners.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also expressed interest in Bezos buying the Seahawks shortly after Allen’s death last year, saying at the time “I’d carry him piggyback to get him to the NFL.”
CBS Sports reported Bezos has spent significant time around Redskins owner Dan Snyder and watched the Super Bowl last year from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell‘s suite.
Redskins spokesperson Sean DeBarbieri told the Post, however, the Redskins are “100 percent not for sale and Daniel Snyder is not looking to sell any portion of the team.” DeBarbieri added Snyder “has not seen Jeff Bezos in a decade.”