The Washington Commanders aren’t even technically for sale yet, but it seems that bidders are already lining up to purchase the team.
According to Mike Florio of NBC’s Pro Football Talk, “at least six” credible potential owners have started to the process of looking into the franchise.
“Jeff Bezos reportedly is interested, and Mat Ishbia has indicated a desire to explore a purchase as well. Josh Harris, as PFT previously reported, would have paid $5 billion for the Broncos, if $5 billion would have gotten the deal done.
Media mogul Byron Allen also is reportedly interested in buying the Commanders. Based on media accounts of his net worth, he could have a hard time writing the check for 30 percent of the sale price.”
ESPN would later add that Kevin Durant is also throwing his name in the mix. Durant claims, “he is hopeful that he can be part of the organization’s new ownership group if the opportunity ever presented itself.”
Kevin Durant states, “In a perfect world, I would be a part of it. I would love to do it. I would love to give a little bit of my money to be a part of the Commanders, but we’ll see. Hopefully, it’s somebody nice. I heard Bezos and Jay-Z, but you never know,” per ESPN.
According to Forbes, the Commanders are valued at $5.6 billion.
However, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport added that the franchise could be worth up to $7 billion.
Walmart CEO Rob Walton led a group to purchase the Denver Broncos earlier this year for $4.65 billion.
Despite all this taking place around him, Kevin Durant has just been doing Kevin Durant things. He has started the season with 10 straight games of over 25 points and is averaging 31.5 points per game.