Jason Wright on Commanders’ sale: ‘I just want it to be done’
Washington Commanders team president Jason Wright spoke with reporters this week at the NFL owners meetings. Wright went on record to say, yes, the Commanders were being sold.
“I don’t know what indicators they’re giving that they’re not (selling the team),” Wright told The Washington Times. “What signal are they giving that they’re not selling the team?”
Later in the interview, Wright said the Commanders would receive a “significant boost” from selling the team. While some took that as a shot at owners Dan and Tanya Snyder, that’s not what Wright meant. Anytime you sell a franchise, it should be good for business, at least initially. In Washington’s case, it should be even more significant.
Not only does the potential new owner come in as a popular man because he’s replacing Snyder, but relationships that were previously over are also now back on the table. One of those relationships could be with the Washington, D.C. government. The new owner will likely work to build a new stadium in Washington. There are also the corporate sponsors who abandoned the Commanders under Snyder; they may now come back with new leadership.
In a one-on-one interview with JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington and 106.7 The Fan, Wright said he just wants the process to be over.
“I just want it to be done, and I think that’s what everybody else would like to, including Dan and Tanya, Wright told Finlay when discussing two of Washington’s potential new owners. “I think this is a process that when there are speculative reports, they tend to slow down the process.”
Jason Wright on pending Commanders sale: "I just want it to be done, and I think that's what everybody else would like to including Dan and Tanya." Full intv at noon on @1067theFan or watch entirety here: https://t.co/NPuzXtBZfv pic.twitter.com/0AaOYge7ik
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) March 31, 2023
It’s interesting to hear Wright say Dan Snyder even wants this to be over with. He’s come a long way from saying he’d never sell the franchise he loved as a child.