Commanders team president Jason Wright on team sale: ‘It continues to move forward’
On the same day the Washington Commanders introduced new offensive coordinator/assistant head coach Eric Bieniemy, there was news about the franchise’s potential sale.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, long considered the favorite to buy the team, had hired an investment firm to evaluate a potential bid for the Commanders. The investment firm Bezos hired is the same one involved during the last two NFL team sales [Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos].
While Bezos hiring the investment firm does not mean he will bid on the Commanders, it’s the first sign of legitimate interest.
So, what about the team sale?
After Bieniemy’s press conference Thursday, Darren Haynes of WUSA Channel 9 in Washington, D.C., had the chance to catch up with team president Jason Wright.
Haynes asked Wright about the team sale, and, of course, Wright couldn’t offer much due to the confidentiality of the situation. However, he did say this:
“It continues to move forward,” Wright said.
“It continues to move forward”
– Commanders President Jason Wright @wusa9 #HTTC pic.twitter.com/DoDQvk57bB
— Darren M. Haynes (@DarrenMHaynes) February 23, 2023
Five short words that said a lot.
Multiple sources have said they could see the Commanders sold before the NFL owner’s meetings next month. While Wright didn’t reveal any details on a potential sale, he didn’t say anything that leads you to believe the team isn’t being sold either.