The two NFL teams with the highest odds of executing an L.A. re-lo, according to player agent Leigh Steinberg? The St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders.
“Poetic justice,” said Steinberg, who lives in the L.A. area and, in 1994, chaired a group of business leaders who worked to keep the Rams in town. Steinberg has deep knowledge of the NFL business machine: He secured over $3 billion for pro athlete-clients — and he’s often credited with being the agent on whom the 1996 movie “Jerry Maguire” was based — before lawsuits and bankruptcy brought down his empire.
“This market is empty. Who will claim it?” he asked. “Jerry Jones, whose Dallas Cowboys are the highest-valued NFL team (according to Forbes) at $3.2 billion, once told me: ‘The only franchise that would be as valuable as Dallas is Los Angeles.’