Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines at the start of what could be another monumental week for the franchise?
Another week begins and it could be a big one for the Washington Commanders. Ron Rivera and his staff will be focusing on another round of OTAs in the coming days, but many fans are going to be waiting for news from Josh Harris' meeting with the NFL's finance committee on Wednesday.
If all goes well, a vote to approve the $6.05 billion sale agreement won't be far behind. Until then, among the topics causing debate recently include the Commanders' ongoing profitability, how Chase Young's absence could be perceived by teammates, Sam Howell's make-or-break 2023 season, and Eric Bieniemy changing the culture in Washington.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Commanders named among the most profitable sports teams
No wonder Dan Snyder was holding onto the Washington Commanders with all his dwindling power. Especially if a recent study from Forbes is any indication.
Despite all the turmoil surrounding Snyder, the Commanders had a reported operating income of $290 million between 2019 and 2021. This placed them at No. 13 on the highest-earning sports franchises list, which is simply staggering in the circumstances.
It's not hard to see why Josh Harris and his ownership group see so much potential in the Commanders. This is an untapped treasure chest that was almost run completely into the ground by Snyder, so there's just no telling what could be accomplished with a plan and proper investment in the coming years.
That won't matter to Snyder, who has made an incredible profit after buying the team for $800 million more than two decades ago.