Kansas City Chiefs


The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference (AFC) West division. The team was founded in 1960 as the Dallas Texans by businessman Lamar Hunt and was a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). In 1963, the team relocated to Kansas City and assumed their current name. The Chiefs joined the NFL as a result of the merger in 1970. The team is valued at just under $1 billion.

The Chiefs have won three AFL championships, in 1962, 1966, and 1969 and became the second AFL team (after the New York Jets) to defeat an NFL team in an AFL–NFL World Championship Game, when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV. The team’s victory on January 11, 1970, remains the club’s last championship game victory and appearance to date, and occurred in the final such competition prior to the leagues’ merger coming into full effect. The Chiefs were also the second team, after the Green Bay Packers, to appear in more than one Super Bowl (and the first AFL team to do so) and the first to appear in the championship game in two different decades. In the 2015 AFC Wild-Card playoff game, held at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on January 9, 2016, the Chiefs defeated the Houston Texans 30–0 to earn their first NFL playoff win in 23 seasons, dating back to the 1993–94 NFL playoffs, a win that also came in Houston, Texas. The Chiefs’ Wild-Card playoff victory ended what was at the time the third-longest drought in the NFL, and it also ended a then NFL record eight-game playoff losing streak.

Chairman of the Board Clark Hunt

Clark Knobel Hunt (born February 19, 1965) is Chairman and CEO of the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs and a founding investor-owner in Major League Soccer. Hunt also serves as chairman of Hunt Sports Group, where he oversees the operations of FC Dallas and, formerly, the Columbus Crew of MLS. He is the son of Lamar Hunt and the grandson of oil tycoon H.L. Hunt. Following the death of his father Lamar Hunt in 2006, Hunt co-inherited ownership of the Kansas City Chiefs. Clark serves as the ultimate authority as Chairman and CEO.


The Chiefs’ first mascot was Warpaint, a nickname given to several different breeds of pinto horse. Warpaint served as the team’s mascot from 1963 to 1988. The first Warpaint (born in 1955, died in 1992) was ridden bareback by rider Bob Johnson who wore a full Native American headdress. Warpaint circled the field at the beginning of each Chiefs home game and performed victory laps following each Chiefs touchdown. On September 20, 2009, a new Warpaint horse was unveiled at the Chiefs’ home opener which was won by . Warpaint is now ridden by a cheerleader, Susie.

In the mid-1980s, the Chiefs featured a short-lived unnamed “Indian man” mascot which was later scrapped in 1988. Since 1989 the cartoon-like K. C. Wolf, portrayed by Dan Meers in a wolf costume, has served as the team’s mascot. The mascot was named after the Chiefs’ “Wolfpack”, a group of rabid fans from the team’s days at Municipal Stadium. K. C. Wolf is one of the most popular NFL mascots and was the league’s first mascot inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame in 2006.


The Chiefs have employed a cheerleading squad since the team’s inception in 1960. In the team’s early days, the all-female squad was referred to as the Chiefettes. In addition to the Cheerleaders, in the early 1970s, there was also a dance/drill team that performed for pre-game and halftime. From 1986 to 1992, the cheerleader squad featured a mix of men and women. Since 1993, the all-female squad has been known as Jeremy marlin jersey number.

2017 NFL Combine: Top Available QBs Meet with the Chiefs

It was a day for the quarterbacks on Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, as the top signal callers available in the upcoming draft spoke with the media.

A consensus among the top draft analysts out there, the top four quarterbacks in this year’s class are Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Notre Dame’s Deshone Kizer, North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky and Texas Tech’s Pat Mahomes II.

Watson, Mahomes and Kizer all confirmed on Friday they have met or will meet formally with the Kansas City Chiefs sometime this week in Indianapolis, although there shouldn’t be too much read into that—teams can have 60 formal interviews with any of the 330 players in attendance this week.

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