As reported on Thursday evening, there is a belief that a sale of the commanders is imminent. A new fact supports this timetable.
In particular, signing bonuses for newly signed contracts are not due anytime soon.
Ben Standig of TheAthletic.com reports that the deals completed in the past week are delaying the initial payment schedule. Instead of the first installment being due within 15 to 30 days of execution, the money is due approximately two months after execution.
For example, the contract signed by defensive tackle Daron Payne per Standing provides for the first payment to be made on May 12, 2023. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett’s contract also specifies that the first payment will be made on May 12.
This is a departure from the team’s past precedent. Given the circumstances, it suggests someone else will pay the signing bonuses.
PFT reported Thursday night that owner Daniel and Tanya Snyder vacated the facility in late December and a sale is imminent within the building. Some believe it could be quietly buttoned up over the next week and then announced at the league meetings in Arizona starting next weekend.
In the three days since that report, the team or anyone else has made no attempt to oppose it.
Free-agent deals from Commanders suggest sales are indeed coming, originally appearing on Pro Football Talk