Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has an idea of who should take over the Seahawks franchise.
After the unexpected death of Seattle owner Paul Allen, reports have speculated his sister could take over the role. Allen died Monday at the age of 65 after complications from the return of his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
While Allen’s sister is a long-time Seahawks fan and has been rumored to take ownership, other names have been thrown into the circle including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Jones, long-time owner of the Dallas organization, feels strongly that Bezos should invest in the Pacific Northwest team.
In a recent interview with MMQB’s Jenny Vrentas, Jones said he couldn’t imagine the Seahawks not being in Seattle.
“One obvious name the league would no doubt be interested in bringing into the fold is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. He’s the world’s wealthiest person, is based in Seattle and the NFL is already in business with him, through its Thursday Night Football streaming partnership with Amazon Prime Video.
“‘Someone like that,’ Jones said of Bezos, ‘I’d carry him piggyback to get him to the NFL.'”
Bezos’ net worth is a skyrocketing $150.7 billion, but the multi billionaire has yet to invest in a sports franchise.
The sudden loss of Allen leaves the situation in Seattle unclear, but a home-town individual taking the reigns should halt any potential relocation.
Allen, who purchased the team in 1996, played a key roll in keeping the Seahawks in Seattle, as their former owner was threatening to move the team to Southern California. Seattle has reached the Super Bowl three times since then, and the team won the Super Bowl in 2015.