Travis Kelce joins Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez, others in bid to buy New York Mets
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce just capped off his most successful year as a pro footballer a few months ago and he is looking to continue his good fortune off the field. Still riding high from the Super Bowl LIV victory back in February, Kelce has reportedly joined a group of investors who are looking to purchase the New York Mets’ Major League Baseball franchise.
According to a report by ESPN staff writer Vaughn McClure, the Super Bowl champion will join power couple Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez’s investment group which includes a handful of former and current pro athletes.
Hall of fame linebacker Brian Urlacher and 2014 NFL Offensive Player of the Year are the two most notable NFL names in a group that Lopez and Rodriguez described as having “such high-quality individuals” that they are excited to have with them.
The group has supposedly already put forward an initial bid of $1.7 billion. Billionaire Hedge fudge founder Steve Cohen has been a front-runner to purchase the Mets, reportedly making a top bid of $2 billion, according to a report by the New York Post.
Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, son of principal owner Fred Wilpon, expressed his preference to sell to the Rodriguez-Lopez led group as long as their offer comes closer to the best bid at the conclusion of the auction.
Lopez and Rodriguez have reportedly invested $300 million of their own money into the bid. Other members of the group include Cleveland Browns hall of lineman Joe Thomas, the Washington Wizards All-Star guard Bradley Beal, and Denver Nuggets back-up center Mason Plumlee.