“To compete in the National Football League, it’s important for us to have broad-based corporate support,” Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said. “One of the biggest avenues for that is through the sale of naming rights.”
Kevin Uhlich, Royals senior vice-president/business operations, said: “If the right deal with the right partner and someone who cared for the Kansas City community, as we do … we’d have to look at it.”
Asked whether they work well enough together to allow the Chiefs to win a Super Bowl, Pioli said yes.
“Absolutely,” Pioli said. “We talk often. Our approach hasn’t changed in terms of the way and the amount of communication from two years ago, a year ago. It’s the same. It hasn’t changed in terms of the volume or anything else.”
There are several ‘A’ grades. There are several ‘D’ and ‘F’ grades as well. That’s the nature of any NFL Draft and the bust or boom potential as each team writes a particular name on the draft card for announcement. For the Chiefs back in 2008, Kansas City chose wisely in the form of starting cornerback Brandon Flowers and that earns one of three ‘A+’ grades from Pro Football Focus as Khaled Elsayed looks back a couple of years and assesses a team’s overall draft performance.