Bon Jovi reached out to Kelly at the suggestion of bank: Sources

Rocker Bon Jovi has reached out to Jim Kelly, QMI has learned.

Rocker Bon Jovi has reached out to Jim Kelly, QMI has learned.

John Kryk, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:33 PM ET

Jon Bon Jovi reached out to Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly at the suggestion of the investment bank running the Buffalo Bills sale, QMI Agency has learned.

A source in the position to know on Monday morning said Morgan Stanley requested that the front man of the Toronto group attempting to buy the NFL team meet with the former Bills superstar, as a means of making their bid "more Buffalo friendly."

Kelly is as beloved and iconic a former NFLer as lives in any league market. For years he has said he would do all in his might, including joining a bid group, to keep the Bills in Western New York following the death of founding owner Ralph Wilson. Wilson died in March at age 95.

Kelly already has a prospective bid partner -- bond investor Jeffrey Gundlach, who would provide all of the duo's financing. Gundlach is not wealthy enough to bid alone so he and Kelly are hoping to obtain an ownership share either with an existing bidder or in a yet-to-be-formed bid group.


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