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Jim Kelly hopes to have a role in new Bills ownership

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With each passing news cycle, more is being learned about the candidates to buy the Buffalo Bills.  And folks in Buffalo undoubtedly will welcome the official involvement of beloved Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly.

According to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, Kelly and bond investor Jeffrey Gundlach met with the trust responsible for selling the team on Thursday.  But since neither Kelly nor Gundlach has the cash to buy the team individually (the controlling owner must be able to purchase without financing 30 percent of the franchise), they want to be matched with a larger group that would have the assets to buy the team, and that would involve Kelly and Gundlach minority owners.

While plenty of potential owners may not want minority partners who hope to have a major voice in running the franchise, Kelly’s involvement will go a long way toward persuading the locals that the team won’t be moving.

So, basically, maybe the two money guys in Toronto should dump Jon Bon Jovi and sidle up to Jim Kelly.

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11 Responses to “Jim Kelly hopes to have a role in new Bills ownership”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 8, 2014 7:31 PM

    Sounds like a heck of a trade, do the deal! I think Jim Kelly would bring great leadership value, principles, and football knowledge which is uniquely valuable to football team owners.

  2. screecwe says: Aug 8, 2014 7:44 PM

    Jim Kelly would NEVER hitch his wagon to the Toronto group.

  3. billsfan1 says: Aug 8, 2014 8:06 PM

    Kelly should saddle up to Pegula….

  4. ccc23454 says: Aug 8, 2014 9:40 PM

    Jim is on TV more now than when he was a player! just go away, buffalo doesn’t need a Jim Brown type for Terry’s team. GO BILLS!

  5. iloveagoodnap says: Aug 8, 2014 10:20 PM

    Not going anywhere.

    All the haters just hate the facts.

  6. dtjano says: Aug 8, 2014 10:21 PM

    It’s Pegula’s to lose. It seems as if the bank wants to run the race when the winner is sitting at the finish line.

  7. billswillnevermove says: Aug 9, 2014 12:11 AM

    Sorry Mike……..you don’t know Jim Kelly if you think he would get in any group that lives in Canada. Not a chance.

  8. tampabillsfan83 says: Aug 9, 2014 2:03 AM

    long live the BUFFALO bills! The NFL can’t deny that bills have some of the best fans that support this team whether they do good and bad! The Buffalo region definitely deserves a championship! And they deff got something working now! LET’S GO BUFFALO!

  9. joetoronto says: Aug 9, 2014 3:34 AM

    Business is business, something most of you just can’t understand.

  10. jpmelon says: Aug 9, 2014 10:20 AM

    Bon Jovi isn’t the problem. …The problem is the Toronto money. If Kelly were to get in bed with the Toronto group then Jim Kelly would lose some of his credibility….The Toronto group would not gain any.

  11. mlblogsbufnyfan says: Aug 10, 2014 9:07 AM

    Kelly will always keep his loyalties with a group that wants to keep the team in Buffalo (hopefully Pegula)–I also hope (his health permitting) that he takes on a major position in new management that will likely follow if the Bills don’t make the playoffs again this year

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