The Denver Broncos are up for sale on the market. Many big figures have shown their interest in ownership of the club, Peyton Manning being one of them.
A.J. Perez from FrontOfficeSports reported rapper turned mogul Jay-Z and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos are among the list of people who were interested in purchasing the Broncos. However, recently a new name came up in the race to buy the Broncos.
According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, Peyton Manning, a former Bronco and hall of fame quarterback, has shown his interest in being part of the new ownership group and management positions within the club.
“[Manning] has already had discussions with several of the groups expected to be favorites to land the team and his strong ties to Denver, where his family has lived since his playing days, and universal respect throughout the football world, would be a boon to any potential ownership group aligned with him.”
La Canfora initially reported Manning’s new found interest in his former club back in September. Manning soon refuted the claims on ESPN. At the time Manning explained he does not have the $3 billion dollars in his pocket to make the move to buy the Broncos.
“There’s some people who have called me and said, ‘Hey, what do you think is going to happen with the Broncos? Are you going to try and own them?’ I keep looking for that $3 billion in my pocket; I can’t find it; I think it’s in a hidden account somewhere. That’s really not on my radar,”
In 2016, Denver Post’s Mark Kiszla provided a solution to how he can claim ownership of the club without the $3 billion dollars. He explained, Manning could form an ownership group with him as president with a financial stake in the team.
Early December, Sportico.com’s Scott Soshnick and Eben Novy-Williams reported that the Broncos had started meeting with several bankers to facilitate a sale. It’s understood that a deal could be finalized soon. With Manning’s name coming up this late in the race only raises more speculations around the subject.
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