Josh Allen and Buffalo Bills could move to Austin, Texas
Several teams have moved to new cities in recent years.
Have you noticed a lot of changes in the NFL in recent years? The teams moved the cities they had inhabited for decades to new ones. And these places didn’t even have a professional team to begin with.
The Oakland Raiders have moved to Las Vegas. The St Louis Rams have moved to Los Angeles. The San Diego Chargers have also moved to Los Angeles. As someone who grew up in San Diego faithfully watching the Chargers lose over and over again, I felt so betrayed. In my mind, the Chargers don’t even exist.
Could Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills be next?
Recently there have been rumors about a move.
Specifically, Bills owner Terry Pegula threatens to move the team if he doesn’t get what he wants. Seems familiar? It should. This is essentially the same reason why these other teams also moved.
Pegula wants a new stadium, but won’t shell out the money for it. Instead, he wants the city to pay for it. Which ultimately means taxpayers will pay for it.
I watched that same scenario unfold in San Diego. When the city failed to comply with building a mega stadium to replace Qualcomm, Dean Spanos took the team and headed for “greener” pastures. In other words, a city that was willing to pay to gamble. Why he wanted to move to a city with another team already installed is beyond me.
And the same goes for Pegula.
Why would he want to sandwich his team between two other NFL programs with the Cowboys in Dallas and the Texans in Houston? It seems a bit crowded to me. It’s also the same point of view I have on the city of Austin … Crowded.
I don’t know if you’ve been to Austin before, but there’s a lot going on. The University of Texas campus is scattered throughout the city. The stadium, although placed prominently next to a major highway, is again in the middle of the city. I don’t know where even a big fancy stadium would go that Pegula wants.
But, alas, I step forward.
As far as we know, the city will be building a new home for the Bills. After all, Josh Allen almost took them to the Super Bowl last year. He completely changed that program and we couldn’t be prouder here in Cowboy State.
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