Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and rapper Jay-Z may be the next owners of NFL team Washington Commanders.
Current owner Dan Snyder is reportedly looking to sell, and both names have come up as potential new owners as partners.
The reports of Bezos, 58, exploring the purchase of the Washington Commanders comes just days after it was confirmed that the current controversial owner Daniel Snyder had hired Bank of America to help assist him in the possible sale of the franchise.
“Dan and Tanya Snyder and the Washington Commanders announced today that they have hired BofA (Bank of America) Securities to consider potential transactions,” the team’s official statement reads.
“The Snyders remain committed to the team, all of its employees and its countless fas to putting the best product on the field and continuing the work to set the gold standard for workplaces in the NFL.”
Jay, worth an estimated $1.3 billion by Forbes, has expressed serious interest in acquiring the team, which was valued at $5.6 billion this summer.
Earlier this year, the Denver Broncos sold for $4.65 billion, which means the Washington Commanders — in a bigger sports market than the Broncos — could fetch over $5 billion.
Jay-Z is already in business with the NFL, signing a partnership deal in 2019 which gave Hov power over the halftime show, as well as social justice initiatives.
Originally founded in the year 1932, Washington — who are currently in their first season playing with the “Commanders” moniker — is one of the NFL’s most iconic franchises and has won three Super Bowl titles during its history (1982, 1987, 1991).
Byron Allen and Robert Griffin III, amongst many more, have also expressed interest in the team.