It looks like there is a likely date for a Washington Commanders sale, but unfortunately, it won’t be this month.
The Washington Commanders sale process has been longer than many expected and has had various twists and turns. After numerous investigations and a pair of scandals forced majority owner Daniel Snyder to begin the steps for a potential sale, few concrete developments have occurred. However, there have been a ton of rumors.
Various bids reportedly were placed in December. Yet it wasn’t until March when a group led by Philadephia 76ers and New Jersey Devils boss Josh Harris was believed to be the favorite. A Canadian billionaire has reportedly put in a major bid for the franchise, and the possible interest of Amazon founder and super-billionaire Jeff Bezos has hung over the entire proceedings.
However, what NFL and Washington Commanders fans really want to know is when the team will actually be sold. Well, a new report believes there is a specific time period, and it is one that those observers will have to wait a bit longer to get to.
On Wednesday, Front Office Sports reported that “the current deadline for Commanders owner Dan Snyder to pick a winning bidder remains weeks — not days — away.” Those weeks away could be later in May as the outlet reports that sources are claiming a winning bidder could be chosen just before the “next owners meetings on May 22.”
The report also confirms that Harris’ group — which also includes NBA legend Magic Johnson — and their $6 billion offer is the strongest bidder this far, but Canadian business tycoon Steve Apostolopoulos is also looking to improve upon his own $6 billion bid.