Dan Snyder, the longtime owner of the Washington Commanders, has finally agreed to sell the team.
Josh Harris, who also owns the New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia 76ers, has a buyer in place.
But, it looks like there are a few more hurdles that need to be cleared before the deal can be finalised.
Being the majority owner of an NFL team comes with a lot of responsibility.
You have to be active in conversation and raise your voice in boss’s meetings.
This is one of the possible roadblocks as to why the sale has been delayed.
According to Albert Breer, Colts owner Jim Irsay said, “You want to make sure you have 32 people in the room who can discuss together and make decisions.”
Colts owner Jim Irsay on the rules that delayed finalizing the sale of the Commanders: “You want to make sure you have 32 people in the room who can discuss and make decisions together.”
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) May 22, 2023
The Commander have been a poorly run franchise for several years under Snyder.
So the other NFL owners should be excited to get rid of him.
Washington has some of the worst facilities in the game, and needs a total metamorphosis of its organization.
It will be interesting to see what are the first changes Harris makes as the new owner of the team.
He may choose to fire head coach Ron Rivera or give him another year to show what he can do.
The rest of this offseason will be interesting for the NFL.
It would be best for the Commanders if they find a new owner before the season ends.
So far it appears that sales are trending in the right direction.
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