By David Schaper – 10/01/2018 08:08:04By David Schapper – 10.01.2018 04:45:06When the Washington Redskins were still struggling to find a permanent home, they got a little help from a fan in the form of the Seattle Seahawks.
The Washington Redskins are among many NFL teams that have benefited from a wave of local ownership in recent years.
But it was the team’s owner Dan Snyder who got the ball rolling.
The Seattle Seahawks made it to the Super Bowl, then followed it up by taking a shot at the Washington team, which was also struggling financially.
In the process, Snyder’s team became the first franchise to be bought out in a deal worth more than $100 million.
That’s the story of how the Seattle team’s ownership has shaped the landscape of the NFL.
Snyder, who was in his early 40s when the Redskins acquired the team from the Atlanta Falcons, has built a reputation as a hard-nosed, aggressive and risk-averse businessman.
He’s the type of person who, as president of the Detroit Lions, would be reluctant to make a splashy move in his first year in office.
But as president-elect Donald Trump said in a recent interview, Snyder has become a “very good president” and he has no plans to resign.
In this case, that meant that the Redskins were able to stay with a team in Washington for the foreseeable future.
Snyder was also able to buy a large chunk of the team.
The deal has created some headaches for Snyder, whose team lost more than half of its value during the 2017 season.
But the owners who are part of the deal, including the Redskins and the Seattle group, seem to have gotten the message.
The owners of both teams will not have to worry about a lawsuit from Washington fans who say the franchise should move to the city that was home to the original Washington team in the 1960s and ’70s.
The Seahawks are not the only franchise that has had to deal with relocation issues in recent decades.
In 2014, the Dallas Cowboys decided to leave the city in which they had been playing for 17 years.
They were the first NFL team to move to Dallas since 1972.
In 2016, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans decided to relocate after playing in Jacksonville for 14 years.
The Rams were also forced to relocate to Los Angeles after the franchise moved to St. Louis in 2002.