Right after Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced his intention to the sell the NFL team, Diddy jumped in and said he wanted to buy it.
When doing so, Puff suggested that if he was owner he would sign Colin Kaepernick and give him a chance to start at QB.
This struck most as odd. Carolina's current QB Cam Newton won the league MVP in 2015, has the team 10-4 this year, and is the middle of a 5-year $118-million-dollar deal with the Panthers.
Newton addressed Diddy's unofficial bid for the Panthers yesterday at the team's regular press conference.
"I was just like everybody else. It was amusing," Newton said. "Obviously he’s a person that has a lot of influence in the culture and it was just cool. I didn’t know what to expect and I still don’t know what to expect. I feel like a lot of people, you don’t know whether they are serious or are they not serious. How is it going to play out? I don’t even know how you’re going to sell something of this magnitude. So I’m just going to stay in my lane and worry about throwing touchdowns on Sunday, and let the rest handle itself."
The chances are that Diddy won't be buying the Panthers.
The franchise is valued at $2.3 billion and Diddy's net worth is a little south of a billion.
That doesn't mean it's impossible. It isn't uncommon for a group investors to buy a team and put a prominent member of the purchasing group out front -- think JAY-Z when he owned the Nets or Derek Jeter with the Miami Marlins.
If that happens, we suspect that some of the money men will tell Diddy that Newton's going to be the QB.