Jeff Bezos

As Daniel Snyder fields bids for the sale of the Washington Commanders, it was reported that Jeff Bezos did not submit a bid ahead of last month’s deadline.

Well, a lot can change in a week.

According to Josh Kosman of the New York Post, chatter is growing that the billionaire founder of Amazon is looking to clear the way to purchase the embattled NFL franchise. Kosman reports that the problem for Bezos is that Snyder, who previously pledged to publish “dirt” on fellow NFL owners if they came after him due to his many recent scandals, is not thrilled with the Washington Post’s coverage of his many scandals.

Bezos purchased the Washington Post back in 2013 for $250 million.

In fact, according to Kosman, some believe that Snyder suspects that Bezos encouraged the “tough coverage” in a bid to force Snyder to sell the Commanders.

“I think Bezos’ people could go to Dan and say as a gesture of goodwill, ‘We are selling the paper,’” a source close to the situation told Kosman. “I think that would go a long way with Dan.”

While the cost to purchase the Commanders is currently estimated at $8 billion, Front Office Sports reports that none of the half-dozen bids submitted prior to last month’s first-round deadline exceeded that of $6.3 billion.

Whether Bezos parts ways with the Washington Post, to buy an NFL franchise, remains to be seen.

[NY Post, Front Office Sports]

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Sam is a 2021 graduate of Temple University who has previously worked for other publications such as The Clemson Insider, Jets Wire and OwlScoop.com. He's a Charlotte native, who currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina, and is unfortunately a big Mets and Jets fan.