NFL Rumors: Broncos Expected to Be Up for Sale in 2022; Jeff Bezos, Jay-Z Linked

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 13, 2021

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and space tourism company Blue Origin, participates in post launch briefing from its spaceport near Van Horn, Texas, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and rapper/entrepreneur Jay-Z are among the notable names reportedly interested in purchasing the Denver Broncos.

A.J. Perez of Front Office Sports reported that the Bowlen family is expected to sell the franchise next year for around $4 billion.

Bezos is the world's richest person, with a net worth of $200.8 billion. He could buy the Broncos like an average person buys a cheeseburger.

Jay-Z has a net worth of $1.4 billion, so he would likely be part of a group of investors looking to buy the franchise. His stake would probably be similar to the one undertaken by Alex Rodriguez with the Minnesota Timberwolves, though Jay-Z has a significantly higher net worth than Rodriguez ($400 million).

The ownership of the Broncos franchise has been in a state of flux since Pat Bowlen's death in 2019. Broncos president/CEO Joe Ellis said the team plans to go through an "orderly determination of ownership" before next season, which will likely set the stage for a sale.

A $4 billion price tag would dwarf the largest sale of a professional sports franchise in history. Joe Tsai's $2.4 million purchase of the Brooklyn Nets holds the previous record. 


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