Dan Snyder is in the process of selling the Washington Commanders after he reached a non-exclusive preliminary agreement to turn the team over to entrepreneur Josh Harris.
Snyder is considered by many to be a bad owner of an NFL team, as he has faced numerous controversies during his 24 years at the helm of the Commanders, and many of them of his own doing.
Once he leaves the franchise, however, he will become an extremely wealthy man, as according to Adam Schefter, he will receive over $6 billion from the sale of Commanders.
In May 1999, Dan Snyder led a group that paid $800 million to purchase the Washington Redskins. Twenty-four years later, Snyder expects to make back more than $6 billion in Commander sales.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 13, 2023
Snyder originally purchased the then-Redskins for $800 million in 1999, shortly after the death of their previous owner, Jack Kent Cooke.
Under Cook, the franchise was one of the most respected in all of pro sports, as they won three Super Bowls in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
But since Snyder has been in control, they’ve struggled to make the playoffs with any sort of regularity, and they’ve only won two post-season games during that time.
He came under fire as a result of several allegations of bullying and intimidation within the team’s workplace, including several allegations of sexual harassment.
Last season, the Commanders went 8-8-1 and came very close to making the playoffs, and going forward, they may have a hole at quarterback, but they have pro ballers on both sides of the football.
A new regime from the top down may be just what is needed to bring them back to respectability on a consistent basis.
Robert Griffin III reacts to the possible sale of Commanders