Bon Jovi's reported interest in purchasing the Buffalo Bills is well-documented, but a report on Saturday suggests that the rockstar could be teaming up with Hall of Fame Bills quarterback Jim Kelly to purchase the team.
Longtime Bills owner Ralph Wilson passed away in May at 95 years old.
Bon Jovi's Toronto-based group has had discussions with Kelly over the past week, and the 54-year-old five-time Pro Bowler is interested in a possible deal. Kelly and his brother, Dan, reportedly want the following if they strike a deal to co-own the team: "Two percent equity in the team, lifetime jobs for Jim and Dan, an up-front cash payment for their services and final say on all football decisions."
Kelly was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2002 and more recently completed radiation and chemotherapy in May for sinus cancer, which had spread to his jaw.
There's still plenty of work to be done before the Bills know who will own the team, but with Bon Jovi now in talks with Kelly, I guess you could say, woah, we're halfway there.
- Marc Weinreich