Today we received very sad news, as it was announced that longtime Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr. had passed away at the age of 95. Patriots owner Robert Kraft released a statement shortly after the news broke.
“I would like to extend my sincerest sympathies to Ralph’s wife, Mary, his daughters and his extended family, including every coach, player, staff member and fan of the Buffalo Bills who are mourning his loss today. As one of the founding fathers of the AFL, Ralph deserves a lot of credit for taking that initial risk and for the many contributions he made to the NFL over the past 54 years. He built a franchise that the Buffalo community loves and embraces. Personally, I will always be grateful for how he welcomed me when I first entered the league. He was always a gracious host and I will never forget that. I will miss him.”
Based on what I have read among the NFL world, Wilson a was a great person, and he will be missed around the league.