Despite Clark Hunt being a young owner who hasn’t spent any cake, Michael Silver gives him the benefit of the doubt in his latest NFL owner rankings. Silver ranked Hunt 16th overall, which is pretty good considering what he’s spent so far. On the other hand, Silver points out a good reason for the Chiefs being the Cheaps recently. From Yahoo!:
16. Kansas City Chiefs – Clark Hunt: I keep hearing that the man who succeeded his late father Lamar 19 months ago is a shrewd dude with star quality; then, perplexingly, I look up and see team president Carl Peterson in his luxury suite, seemingly as entrenched as ever. That could change after this season, given Hunt’s comments after last year’s 4-12 campaign that “I expect us to at least compete for a playoff spot” in ‘08. (The Chiefs’ last postseason victory was in the ‘93 season, Peterson’s fifth on the job.) Hunt pledged $125 million toward a $375 million Arrowhead Stadium renovation that should be completed by 2011, which may be one reason he has come off as a relatively cost-conscious boss to some of his more aggressive peers.
Where would you rank Clark Hunt among the NFL’s owners?