Some viewed the recent decision of AEG’s Tim Leiweke to list five teams other than the Buffalo Bills as candidates for a purchase-and-pack-it-up transaction as a reason to believe that the Bills won’t be targeted for relocation to Los Angeles. Count Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News as among those who view the development as a good sign.
There’s a good chance, however, that the glass is in reality much more than half empty. With Albert Breer of NFL Network pointing out that, in reality, AEG has been communicating regularly with more than five teams, the Bills become the odds-on favorite for the role of Team No. 6.
And No. 6 could be No. 1. Leiweke isn’t stupid enough to publicly out the teams that he believes are the best candidates to be available to be bought and then moved. Instead, it’s more likely that Leiweke’s list consists of teams that he knows AEG won’t be buying and moving; thus, he had no qualms about putting those five franchises in a delicate position in their current homes.http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...r-team-to-l-a/The Bills, on the other hand, eventually will meet both of the primary criteria for landing in L.A..
“When [92-year-old owner Ralph] Wilson is gone, all bets are off,” Sullivan writes. “If he dies, the Bills would be at or near the top of any list for possible relocation. Wilson has no known succession plan. He plans to have the team auctioned to the highest bidder. It’s hard to imagine the top bid coming from someone who intends to keep the Bills in this market.”