As previously noted, longtime Commanders owner Dan Snyder has hired the Bank of America as he explores the possibility of selling the team. This is a major development, as Snyder was previously adamant about never selling.
If Snyder puts the team up for sale, there certainly won’t be a shortage of potentially interested buyers. There’s a ton of money to be made in owning a professional sports team, especially a big market club. Forbes valued the Commanders as the sixth-most valuable franchise at $5.6 billion.
Griffin took to Twitter to express interest in buying a stake in the Commanders. The former Baylor star added that he’s inviting up to 10 fans to join him.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the world’s second-richest man behind only Elon Musk, has been mentioned as a potential buyer of the Commanders. Bezos owns The Washington Post, so he’s obviously familiar with the Washington market.
The Commanders have just two playoff wins under Snyder’s 23 years as owner, and they haven’t had a winning season since 2016.
Washington traded up to land Griffin with the No. 2 selection in the 2012 NFL Draft. The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner dazzled with his dual-threat style of play, leading Washington to the NFC East division crown.
Griffin won Offensive Rookie of the Year honors as well. Sadly, injuries derailed his career with the Commanders, who wound up releasing RG3 in the 2016 offseason. He last played for the Baltimore Ravens as a backup to Lamar Jackson from 2018 to 2020.
The Washington coaching staff was widely criticized for mishandling Griffin’s health when he severely injured his knee in the team’s 2012 Wild Card Round playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Had they handled it better, there’s no telling how much better his career could’ve been.
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