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What is an Owner in Football?

Broadly speaking, the owner is the individual or group who controls or owns a football team or organization. The owner(s) are the highest ranking individuals in the organization and dictate what happens below them. Most owners will have other high-ranking jobs to make them their money, so their ownership of the team is normally a part-time job. Generally, owners will hire a team president to handle day-to-day operations, but the team president must answer to the owner and get approval on important decisions such as budgeting, big trades, or draft picks. The NFL has 32 teams with separate ownership; most owners have full ownership of their respective franchises, however some teams have multiple partial owners.

NFL owners have other responsibilities outside of delegating who manages their teams. Owners frequently meet and hold votes to make decisions on league issues and rule changes. Even more importantly, the owners are most frequently the face of their franchise, and help create and promote the culture all the way throughout the organization.

List of NFL Owners by Team:

Below is a full list of NFL teams and their respective owners.

  • Arizona Cardinals - Bill Bidwill
  • Atlanta Falcons - Arthur Blank
  • Baltimore Ravens - Steve Bisciotti
  • Buffalo Bills - Kim and Terry Pegula
  • Carolina Panthers - David Tepper
  • Chicago Bears - Virginia McCaskey
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Mike Brown
  • Cleveland Browns - Jimmy and Dee Haslam
  • Dallas Cowboys - Jerry Jones
  • Denver Broncos - Joe Ellis
  • Detroit Lions - Martha Ford
  • Green Bay Packers - Green Bay Packers, Inc. (A publicly owned non profit organization)
  • Houston Texans - Janice Mcnair & family
  • Indianapolis Colts - Jim Irsay
  • Jacksonville Jaguars - Shahid Khan
  • Kansas City Chiefs - Clark Hunt & siblings
  • Los Angeles Chargers - Dean Spanos
  • Los Angeles Rams - Stan Kroenke
  • Miami Dolphins - Stephen Ross
  • Minnesota Vikings - Zygmunt Wilf
  • New England Patriots - Robert Kraft
  • New Orleans Saints - Gayle Benson
  • New York Giants - John Mara & Steve Tisch
  • New York Jets - Robert (IV) and Christopher Johnson
  • Oakland Raiders - Carol & Mark Davis
  • Philadelphia Eagles - Jeffrey and Christina Lurie
  • Pittsburgh Steelers - Art Rooney II & family
  • San Francisco 49ers - Denise DeBartolo & Jed York
  • Seattle Seahawks - Jody Allen
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Bryan Glazer & siblings
  • Tennessee Titans - Amy Adams Strunk
  • Washington Redskins - Dan Snyder


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