Of the various names that have emerged as potential purchasers of the Buffalo Bills, Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs seems to be the most plausible.
On Friday, Jacobs addressed the situation by insisting that he will not sell the NHL team.
“Several reports have listed Jeremy Jacobs as potentially interested in buying the Buffalo Bills,” Jacobs’ company, Delaware North, said in a statement. “Mr. Jacobs owns the Boston Bruins and has no intention of selling the Bruins in order to purchase the Buffalo Bills. His focus is on ensuring the Boston Bruins continue to be a successful and winning franchise for the City of Boston and New England.”
As noted by Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, the statement doesn’t rule out the purchase of the Bills by a family member, or the transfer of the Bruins to a family member.
Stan Kroenke purchased the St. Louis Rams despite owning the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche and the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, transferring both franchises to family members.
Many Bills fans want to see Jacobs buy the team, because Jacobs has made clear his belief that the team should remain in his hometown of Buffalo.