Rumors surrounding the future of the Buffalo Bills have picked up steam ever since the passing of Ralph Wilson. Even before the long-time owner passed last month, questions were lingering about whether the team would stay in Buffalo long-term.
Donald Trump‘s name has come up as a potential buyer, but the billionaire basically gave reporters the runaround when asked about purchasing the Bills. He said that he would entertain the possibility, and nothing else involving his name has come up since.
Now, another celebrity is being linked to the Bills — Jon Bon Jovi.
The famous rock star has made no secret about wanting to purchase an NFL franchise in the past, and he even reportedly made an attempt to purchase a portion of the Atlanta Falcons ($150 million worth) not too long ago.
Bon Jovi has actually owned a professional football team before. From 2004-2011 he was the primary owner of the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul. During that time, the Soul won an AFL championship.
Rumors of the rock star being interested in purchasing the Bills have come up before, but this time there’s a good chance serious talks with the Bills will take place. It’s thought that Bon Jovi previously wasn’t interested in talking about buying the team out of respect for Wilson. But now that he’s passed, the possibility seems very real.
This comment from Bon Jovi’s agent says it all: “Jon remains passionate in his pursuit of an NFL franchise.”
One thing that Buffalo fans may not like about the rock star being involved in a purchase of the team, is that fact that he would be part of a Toronto based group. Obviously, that could mean a move would be in the team’s future as well.