Jody Allen: Seahawks not for sale now, no timeline to sell team

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in May that he does not see any immediate change to the Seahawks’ ownership situation and that word came from the team as well on Tuesday.

Jody Allen has served as the Seahawks chair and trustee of her brother Paul G. Allen’s trust since Allen’s death in 2018 and she issued a statement on Tuesday concerning the Seahawks and the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. Nike founder Phil Knight reportedly made an offer to buy the Trail Blazers earlier this year, but Allen’s statement said that “neither of the teams is for sale and there are no sales discussions happening.”

Allen made it clear that there will be a time when the teams are on the market, however.

“A time will come what that changes given Paul’s plans to dedicate the vast majority of his wealth to philanthropy, but estates of this size and complexity can take 10 to 20 years to wind down. There is no pre-ordained timeline by which the teams must be sold,” Allen said in her statement.

As PFT noted last month, the state of Washington would be entitled to 10 percent of the proceeds from any sale of the Seahawks before May 2024. That might be a point where Allen’s approach to the future of the team shifts, but, for now, it looks like the status quo will remain in place in Seattle.

19 responses to “Jody Allen: Seahawks not for sale now, no timeline to sell team

  1. Jody is just as good of an owner as Paul Allen was. She cares deeply about the city, the community, the team, and winning.

  2. It’s extremely rare for Jody Allen to make any kind of public statement, so the fact that she came out with this should give comfort to Seahawk fans. Observing from afar, her brother had a great reputation as an NFL owner (hired good football people, signed the checks, asked ‘what else do you need’ and tried to provide it, and stayed out of the way of the football operation), and it seems she is cut from the same cloth (no pun intended).

  3. Jody whom picked Pete over Russ. History might not look well on Jody no matter what happens next.

  4. Seahawks12312323 says:
    July 5, 2022 at 3:12 pm
    Jody whom picked Pete over Russ. History might not look well on Jody no matter what happens next.
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    hmmmm…. thats a tricky one to lay blame this early. She does not work in the building and does not provide ‘day-to-day’ conversations on the team. As with her brother, she leaves the decisions to the people they hired to make those decisions.
    Of course, as the ‘owner’ she would have to assume some blame. But, you really need to give this 3 years. If they can pull off a Pete speak and non-tank for 3-4 wins and end up with one of the top 3 QB’s and use the extra Denver picks for more starters coming out next year, then the Seahawks have a good chance to make trading Russell a good move.

    If they screw it up this year by winning too many games and don’t get one of the 3 top QB’s then there’s a good chance it’s going to suck big time for a long time.

  5. I wouldn’t want to pay Washington 10% either. So 2025 is what you’re telling me.

  6. In 5 more years the team will be sold much higher than the Broncos 5 Billions, I’d say 10-12B, smart lady

  7. I suppose I can see the billionaire philanthropy but to give all of it away seems spiteful to your family.It reminds me how Ted Turner refused to get air conditioning in his Georgia mansion so his kids would have to rough it.

  8. oscarxray says:
    July 5, 2022 at 4:06 pm
    I suppose I can see the billionaire philanthropy but to give all of it away seems spiteful to your family.It reminds me how Ted Turner refused to get air conditioning in his Georgia mansion so his kids would have to rough it.
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    I agree with your general principle that family should be taken care of first. However, Jody has no other siblings. She has three adult children. I imagine that she will make sure that her children and their future generations are provided for.

  9. What will they change the name to when the new buyer moves them to London?

  10. What’s not being said. Paul Allen dictated at death, the team be sold within 10 years to fund ALL of Paul & Jody’s Nonprofit projects, to the end of time.

    So no – it’s not being sold with the next year or 2, yes it will be sold.

    Best guess is an arrangement is in place to sell as Pete Carroll retires in 2 years.

  11. What’s not being said. Paul Allen dictated at death, the team be sold within 10 years to fund ALL of Paul & Jody’s Nonprofit projects, to the end of time.

    So no – it’s not being sold with the next year or 2, yes it will be sold.

    Best guess is an arrangement is in place to sell as Pete Carroll retires in two years.

  12. She is probably also waiting for the front office to draft a QB as they’ll much better with a good QB under center. No one is getting excited to see the Hawks w/ Geno Smith n Lock at QB , those two aren’t selling tickets like a top young QB would. Once 2024 arrives she’ll be selling that team.

  13. Seattle has always been run as a class act. I live in Cleveland. Pass me the crying towel please.

  14. hawkkiller says:
    July 5, 2022 at 5:04 pm
    She is probably also waiting for the front office to draft a QB as they’ll much better with a good QB under center. No one is getting excited to see the Hawks w/ Geno Smith n Lock at QB , those two aren’t selling tickets like a top young QB would. Once 2024 arrives she’ll be selling that team.
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    The caliber of QB has absolutely nothing to do with the sales value of the team.

  15. Seattle has always been run as a class act.
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    Except for Behring. Who tried to move the team to LA.

  16. I suppose I can see the billionaire philanthropy but to give all of it away seems spiteful to your family.
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    Paul Allen doesn’t have any children. Never married.

    Jody has the means to buy the team 3 times over..

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