Why Kansas City Chiefs Players Gave Their Owner Clark Hunt An “F” Grade

Clark Hunt


Despite their recent dominance on the field, the Kansas City Chiefs apparently could improve in the ownership box.


Clark Hunt

The results of the NFLPA’s annual players survey were released on Wednesday, and longtime Chiefs owner Clark Hunt received the lowest grade with an F-. Two other owners were handed Fs by their players.

This afternoon, NFLPA president JC Tretter confirmed the union’s report card, saying that issues with facilities were the explanation for Hunt’s failing mark.

“NFLPA president JC Tretter says Chiefs owner Clark Hunt was lowest-graded NFL owner because there was a lack of follow through on promises,” tweeted ESPN’s Brooke Pryor. “For example, Tretter says, the team was promised a renovated locker room. When they returned this season — after winning the Super Bowl — only new chairs were added. Players were told they “went too far in the playoffs” and they didn’t have time to renovate.”

Kansas City’s full report card stated as much in its summary of why the Chiefs finished 31st overall in front of only the Commanders in the NFLPA survey.

“Though the players received actual chairs with backs to sit in at their lockers in response to last year’s feedback, it did not change the fact that the locker room is overdue for a renovation,” the Chiefs’ report card reads. “What adds to the frustration is that management told the players that renovations would come after the 2022 season. The players went on to win the Super Bowl and when they arrived back at their facility for the 2023-2024 season, they realized the team never followed through with the promised renovation (other than adding chairs).”

Considering this is now multiple years that Chiefs players have asked for facility upgrades that haven’t arrived, we’d imagine Hunt will make sure improvements are made this offseason.

After all, while the on-field results are what matters most, no owner wants to receive an F- from his own players.