List of NFL franchise owners

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The following is a list of current National Football League franchise owners.

Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys.
Clark Hunt, chairman of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Zygi Wilf, majority owner of the Minnesota Vikings.
Franchise Owner Year
Arizona Cardinals Bill Bidwill 1 1972
Atlanta Falcons Arthur Blank1 2004
Baltimore Ravens Steve Bisciotti1 2004
Buffalo Bills Estate of Ralph Wilson3 [1] 2014
Carolina Panthers Jerry Richardson††† 2 1993
Chicago Bears Virginia Halas McCaskey3 1983
Cincinnati Bengals Mike Brown3 1991
Cleveland Browns Jimmy Haslam 2012
Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones 1989
Denver Broncos Pat Bowlen6 1984
Detroit Lions Martha Ford[2] 2014
Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers, Inc. 5 1923
Houston Texans Robert C. McNair2 1999
Indianapolis Colts Jim Irsay 1997
Jacksonville Jaguars Shahid Khan 2012
Kansas City Chiefs Clark Hunt†† 3 2006
Miami Dolphins Stephen M. Ross 2008
Minnesota Vikings Zygi Wilf 2005
New England Patriots Robert Kraft 1994
New Orleans Saints Tom Benson 1985
New York Giants John Mara (50%)4
Steve Tisch (50%)
2005
New York Jets Robert Wood Johnson IV 2000
Oakland Raiders Carol and Mark Davis 2011
Philadelphia Eagles Jeffrey Lurie 1994
Pittsburgh Steelers Dan Rooney3 1988
San Diego Chargers Alex Spanos1,6 1984
San Francisco 49ers Jed York 1 2009
Seattle Seahawks Paul Allen 1997
St. Louis Rams Stan Kroenke 1 2010
Tampa Bay Buccaneers The Glazer Family 2014
Tennessee Titans Tommy and Susie Smith††
Amy Hunt
Kenneth Adams IV3
2013
Washington Redskins Dan Snyder 1999

† Majority or plurality owner, rather than outright owner.
†† Family ownership of club has been split by descendants of previous owner.

Bidwill, Wilson, McCaskey, Brown, Ford, Irsay, Hunt, Mara, Davis, Rooney, Glazer, Smith, Hunt, and Adams represent ownership that has been longer than year listed, as teams have been owned by their families longer than listed.

1 Owner held stake prior to this date.
2 Original owner of franchise.
3 Child/heir of original owner of franchise.
4 Grandchild/heir of heir of original owner of franchise.
5 Public corporation with a grandfathered exception to current NFL ownership rules.
6 This owner is not active in day-to-day operations.

Trustees of the estate of Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson: Mary Wilson, Mary Owen, Jeff Littman and Eugene Driker.

Green Bay Packers: Public corporation led by Chairman, and former NFL Player, Mark H. Murphy.

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