Remember that two-hour lunch between Commissioner Roger Goodell and Jon Bon Jovi? The one where Bon Jovi reportedly was taking copious notes?
It’s possible Bon Jovi was simply writing one thing, over and over again: “Deny any desire to move the team.”
As explained by Jon Kryk of the Toronto Sun, Ron Jaworski told WGR radio on Monday that Bon Jovi has no plan — and never had a plan — to move the team from Buffalo, contrary to a report from Kryk that Bon Jovi’s group eventually would relocate the franchise to Toronto. As Kryk notes, Jaworski has reason to be aware of Bon Jovi’s plans, given that Jaworski and Bon Jovi previously co-owned the AFL’s Philadelphia Soul.
If Kryk’s prior report regarding a move to Toronto is true (and he writes that he still stands by it), it’s possible that Goodell has made it clear to Bon Jovi that the Bills can’t and won’t be moved. Alternatively, it’s possible that Bon Jovi has been advised by someone (potentially Goodell) to strongly dispute any notion of a move until the window to move the team opens.
For the Bills, the opportunity arises after the 2019 season, with a one-year out in the current lease at Ralph Wilson Stadium.If the Bills eventually will be moved, it makes sense for the owner to deny, deny, and deny again any intention to move the team until the move can happen. Then, intentions suddenly will change, with some sort of cockamamie (there’s a word that never gets used enough) excuse being provided for the dramatic shift in the plans for the franchise.
So, basically, Bon Jovi has “no intent” to move the team.