Bon Jovi is watching Titans situation closely after missing out on Bills

Rock star Jon Bon Jovi, who attempted to buy the Buffalo Bills and remains very interested in owning an NFL team, continues to monitor the Tennessee Titans ownership situation closely, league sources said. Bon Jovi's desire to purchase a team is well known throughout league circles, and Nashville has a particular allure.

The Titans are not compliant with the league's ownership bylaws and have already been fined a significant amount of money; the specter of future discipline remains very real should they fail to rectify the issue. While acting owner Amy Adams Strunk has continued to say she will not sell the team, there is currently no path to compliance with the NFL's single-owner regulations and significant hurdles to overcome.

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Jon Bon Jovi remains interested in landing an NFL franchise. USATSI

Bon Jovi's group lost out to Terry Pegula in the bidding process to procure the Bills a few years back, but that has not dampened his enthusiasm at all, source said, and he continues to focus significant energy on achieving his goal. He would have substantial competition for the Titans but has continued to network with top NFL executives and owners and will most certainly be in the mix should this team make it to the market. The ultimate viability of him putting together a group able to compete with other interested billionaires remains a matter of debate among ownership.

Numerous league sources maintain that future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning also remains interested in one day having an ownership stake in the Titans.

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