Despite talk that Seahawks could be sold, no ownership change is expected soon

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A Tuesday report that the Seahawks could be sold soon was rebutted by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who said at the league meeting that he does not expect Jody Allen to sell the team soon.

“I don’t see any immediate change in ownership,” Goodell said.

Allen has been running the team since her brother, Paul Allen, died in October of 2018. Jody Allen has been selling off other assets of her brother’s, but a source told the Seattle Times that the Seahawks are not for sale and that there is no indication they will be any time soon.

Jody Allen has been one of the NFL’s quietest owners since inheriting the team from her brother, and in three and a half years she has never given a single interview about the team. But she does appear to maintain a keen interest in the team, with coach Pete Carroll and General Manager John Schneider both saying she was involved in the decision to trade Russell Wilson.

Still, as long as Allen remains unwilling to answer questions about whether she’s interested in selling, this kind of speculation isn’t going away.

5 responses to “Despite talk that Seahawks could be sold, no ownership change is expected soon

  1. An owner that stays out of the limelight and out of the way of people who run the team with the exception of the most important part of the team. Sounds like the kind of owner most fan bases dream of.

  2. Rumor in Seattle is that Jeff Bezos will buy the Seahawks and the Blazers from Paul Allen’s estate, then relocate the Blazers to the brand new Climate Pledge Arena ( witch he has the naming rights ) in Seattle. Paul Allen’s will states that all his holdings will be sold including both franchises

  3. Seattle beat writers have said many times the Trust states the Seahawks and Blazers WILL be sold.

  4. Rumor in Seattle is that Jeff Bezos will buy the Seahawks and the Blazers from Paul Allen’s estate, then relocate the Blazers to the brand new Climate Pledge Arena ( witch he has the naming rights ) in Seattle. Paul Allen’s will states that all his holdings will be sold including both franchises
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    Most of the talk about the NBA coming back to Seattle has centered around expansion.

    I would be shocked if the NBA let the Blazers leave town, and I bet Portland would do everything in their power to keep them.

  5. Another reason for no comment: once the Broncos are sold for $6-10 billion, that then means the Seahawks can be sold for more.

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