Clearly there's a member of Congress that's tired of the "Same Ol' Jets." Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Sean “Diddy” Combs has made it known that he’s interested in putting a group together to purchase the Carolina Panthers from embattled owner and founder Jerry Richardson.

Whether that’s a possibility with the good old boy club in the NFL remains to be seen. Combs would likely face an uphill climb to gain approval from NFL team owners even if he were to put a group together.

Though, it now looks like at least one high-profile member of New York politics is lobbying for Combs to buy another NFL franchise. That comes in the form of the New York Jets.

“Wish he was looking at a New York team … maybe he could turn the Jets around,” Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY) told TMZ Sports.

To be clear here. The Jets themselves are not up for sale. Christopher Johnson took over control of the team from brother Woody after the latter took a job in President Trump’s administration. He’s been clear about his belief that the team will continue to be controlled by the Johnson family.

Even if this were somehow a possibility, Diddy wouldn’t necessarily have the financial resources to put up a large stake in the Jets. According to Forbes, that franchise is worth a cool $2.75 billion. Comparatively, the Panthers are worth an estimated $2.4 billion.

Considering the Jets themselves are a much more popular entity, this makes sense. Though, in recent years, it’s been more about the Panthers.

Our data confirms that the Panthers themselves rank as the 22nd most popular sports franchise over the past year. The Jets come in at 43rd, behind the Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears.

So if Diddy is looking to make a splash, the Panthers still make more sense. Now take into account the North Carolina region and its right-leaning tendencies, and that’s magnified even further. Especially if Diddy is looking to involve Colin Kaepernick in the purchase.

QUIZ: Name every head coach in the history of the New York Jets

At the end of the 2016 NFL season, the New York Jets are cellar dwellers of the AFC East once again. The franchise has had 18 head coaches in its history including four Hall of Famers (two as players, two as coaches). How many of these leaders of the Jets can you name?

Clue: Years Active

Note: Includes years as New York Titans

Score:
0/18
Time:
5:00
1960–1961
Sammy Baugh
1962
Bulldog Turner
1963–1973
Weeb Ewbank
1974–1975
Charley Winner
1975
Ken Shipp
1976
Lou Holtz
1976
Mike Holovak
1977–1982
Walt Michaels
1983–1989
Joe Walton
1990–1993
Bruce Coslet
1994
Pete Carroll
1995–1996
Rich Kotite
1997–1999
Bill Parcells
2000
Al Groh
2001–2005
Herman Edwards
2006–2008
Eric Mangini
2009–2014
Rex Ryan
2015–
Todd Bowles
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