NFL Rumors: Jeff Bezos To Buy The Houston Texans?

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Ernesto Cova

It's not unusual to see media moguls or billionaires try and make their way into the sports business.

Recently, Steve Cohen agreed to buy the New York Mets, while former MLB star Álex Rodríguez joined an investment group to purchase the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA.

That's why it's not a surprise to see thatJeff Bezos - who happens to be the second-richest person on the planet according to Bloomberg's Billionaire Index, wants to join the list of new sports franchise owners.

Bezos Wants To Own An NFL Team

Bezos has been linked with NFL teams for quite some time now.

He reportedly held talks to buy nearly 40% of the Washington Football Team stake and was later interested in buying the Denver Broncos when they were supposed to be up for sale. Others said that he could even try and take a team to London.

And, even though none of those deals came to fruition, a recent report by Chron suggests that he hasn't given up on his desire to own an NFL franchise.

The Houston Texans Make Perfect Sense

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Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Jeff Bezos actually spent some years of his childhood in Houston.

That may not mean anything but with the uncertainty around the team's future, it would make perfect sense for the business mogul to try and buy the Houston Texans.

The Texans are currently valued at $3.3 billion and the McNair family have stated that they have no intention whatsoever of selling the team. But Bezos has more than enough money in the bank to change their minds.

It's Been A Tough Season In Houston

The Houston Texans are going through one of their worst times in franchise history.

They sit at a 1-8 record with a depleted roster and the players don't seem to trust the organization going forward.

Deshaun Watson wanted to be traded away and former Texan DeAndre Hopkins took multiple shots at the team's front office shortly after being traded to the Arizona Cardinals.

Also, legendary wideout Andre Johnson said the franchise is used to wasting players' careers, so maybe a change of ownership could make them a more appealing destination in free agency.

Will Deshaun Watson Play For The Texans Again?

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There are more questions than answers for the Texans right now, as they don't even know who's going to be their quarterback going forward.

It's clear that neither Davis Mills nor Tyrod Taylor has what it takes to lead the team's offense. Watson, on the other hand, is likely to face a lengthy suspension from the league once his legal situation passes.

The Texans need a savior and they need it now. So, pick up the phone, Jeff, you might as well be the one.

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