NFL sources expect the Denver Broncos to hit the market in 2022 after what the team says is a "orderly determination of ownership, "Front Office Sports reports .
The outlet reports that Pat Bowlen - who bought theBroncos for $ 78 million in 1984 - died in June 2019, revealing a struggle for the future of the franchise among some of his seven daughters, including a lawsuit by two of them who were fired in July.
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Although the team is not currently for sale, sources inform Front Office Sports family differences, combined with the purchase price - which is expected to be around $ 4 billion - will likely result in a sale.
Two names that keep coming back as new owners Potential NFL teams are Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and rapper Jay-Z, although this is not a collaborative effort.
Front Office Sports reports that a representative of the richest man in the world has already held talks for a 40% stake in the Washington football team. A source with knowledge of the situation told FOS that Bezos remains interested in NFL ownership.
Hip-hop's first billionaire would need partners to buy the Broncos, the outlet reports. Hfrance.fr estimated its net worth ataround $ 1.4 billion after the sale of the Armand de Brignac champagne brand. It held 50% when it was acquired by LVMH for $ 650 million in March.
Sports lawyer Richard Roth says he n ' There will be no shortage of suitors as NFL ownership is "definitely a status symbol " for the super-rich and because of how quickly franchises can increase in value dramatically.
But, there is always a chance that Bowlen's descendants could keep him in the family.