Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Seahawks owner Paul Allen, who recently passed away at the age of 65 due to complications related to cancer, will not be passing the Seattle franchise to anyone and the team will likely be made available for sale.
According to La Canfora, Allen did, however, make plans and stipulations for the Seahawks. La Canfora’s sources have said that the exchange of the franchise is likely to follow a similar path as when former Bills owner Ralph Wilson passed away. Wilson left provisions about the franchise remaining in that region, which led to the team eventually being sold to Terry Pegula.
As of now, La Canfora says there’s no immediate rush to put the Seahawks on the market and Allen has set up a trust that should allow for the sale of the team in due course.
La Canfora expects there to be no shortage of interested buyers for the team.
We’ll have more regarding the Seahawks as the news is available.