Well, Buffalo Bills fans it was only a matter of time. The names are starting to come in and a big name dropped today. Multiple reports are out there saying Donald Trump may want to buy the Bills. If true, it would bring the bright light of NYC to WNY.
It’s hard to get an honest read on stuff like this but taken at face value this quote may be as straight forward as we get from Trump. “Trump called the team a “storied franchise.” He also said; keeping the Bills in western New York is “vital to our area.” WIVB
“People have actually talked to me about the Bills,” Trump told WBEN radio in Buffalo, N.Y. “I mean the group of people called me — would I’d be interested in investing, and I’ll take a look at it. I mean, I look at a lot of things. I’ll take a look at it.” ESPN/WBEN
During an interview Trump also made it a point to say he knows Jim Kelly; I’m not going to add anything to that because I do not want to spread rumors, but a Trump/Kelly group would keep the Bills firmly implanted in WNY for many years to come.
The news of Trumps statements have made it all the way to ESPN, who has posted a video clip.
Trump’s reported net worth back in 2011 was estimated d to be $2.1 Billion, which put him at 11th in the Forbes top 100 list. There are some reports that his net work is closing in on the $4 Billion mark. Donald Trump is known for many things and not all of them good. But, there is no doubt that keeping the Bills in Buffalo would be good for his reputation, and we know how much he cares about his reputation.
Image or not, it seems a number of people saying they would want to keep the Bills in Buffalo. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s Trump, or Pegula or some random group of investors. As long is the Buffalo Bills stay the Buffalo Bills it’s all good.