Giants boss John Mara backs Bills in WNY, says many owners agree
ATLANTA -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is one of the NFL's most prominent opinion leaders.
His stance on the Buffalo Bills' future, however, isn't shared by all of his peers.
Jones on Monday suggested the NFL must be concerned with growing revenues as a consideration of where the Bills make their home, perhaps in Toronto.
But John Mara, the New York Giants' president CEO, has a big voice, too. And he expressed a view that disagreed with Jones'.
"We're obviously hoping for the best possible ownership, and most of us are hoping for a situation that allows them to remain in Buffalo," Mara said this afternoon while taking a break from the NFL's spring meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead.
"The team means so much to that area. It's been a great franchise for the league. I think most of the people in that room would like to see it remain in Buffalo."
Mara agreed with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's recent comments about a new stadium being important to prevent the Bills from moving.
"I think it's probably necessary for them to stay there," Mara said. "Hopefully, that can be worked out."