NFL The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time  

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The worst NFL team owners of all time are those men and women who were the best at being the worst professional football team owners ever. These National Football League owners alienated fans, meddled in important team decisions and up and moved beloved teams out from under the cities that adored them. If there was a guide to how to own an NFL team, these examples would be in the "don't do this" category. Best NFL team owners of all time these are not.

For many of these bad NFL team owners, it was one big event or decision that put them among the worst owners ever. Take Art Modell for example. Despite promising that he'd never do such a thing, his choice to move his Cleveland Browns franchise to Baltimore, Maryland, right under the nose of everyone involved, is still seen as one of the most offensive actions done by an NFL team owner ever. But Modell isn't the only owner to move a team with others like Rams owner Georgia Frontiere and Colts owner Robert Irsay also disappointing fans with sudden team relocations.

In other cases, it was a career full of meddling with team business and disappointing team performance that earned the owners places on this list. Few can deny that the Oakland Raiders were abysmal at best under the ownership of Al Davis or that Dan Synder will be remembered for doing more harm than good at the helm of the Washington Redskins.

So between the current NFL team owners who disappoint fans on a regular basis to those historically awful owners who made unpopular decisions that are still not forgotten, these men and women will be remembered as the worst NFL team owners of all time.

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Daniel Snyder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Daniel Snyder age 53 - Washington Redskins

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Spanos Family is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Golden Boy added Spanos Family Los Angeles Chargers

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Art Modell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Art Modell Died at 87 (1925-2012) - Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens

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Jerry Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Jerry Jones age 75 - Dallas Cowboys

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120 43
Robert Irsay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Robert Irsay Died at 74 (1923-1997) - Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts

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Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Mike Brown age 82 - Cincinnati Bengals

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Randy Lerner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Randy Lerner age 56 - Cleveland Browns

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Denise DeBartolo York is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Denise DeBartolo York age 68 - San Francisco 49ers

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91 49
Matt Millen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
RP59 added Matt Millen age 57 - Detroit Lions (Led to 0-16 season)

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The Ford Family - Detroit Lion... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
mike-martinez added The Ford Family - Detroit Lions

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Al Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Al Davis Died at 82 (1929-2011) - Oakland Raiders

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65 42
Bud Adams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Bud Adams Died at 90 (1923-2013) - Tennessee Titans

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58 36
Woody Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Woody Johnson age 70

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56 40
Norman Braman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Norman Braman age 85 - Philadelphia Eagles

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Georgia Frontiere is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Georgia Frontiere Died at 81 (1927-2008) - Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams

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42 35
Carroll Rosenbloom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Carroll Rosenbloom Died at 72 (1907-1979) - Baltimore Colts/Los Angeles Rams

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44 37
Stephen M. Ross is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Stephen M. Ross age 77 - Miami Dolphins

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Hugh Culverhouse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Hugh Culverhouse Died at 75 (1919-1994) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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40 35
Victor Kiam is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Victor Kiam Died at 75 (1926-2001) - New England Patriots

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38 39
Billy Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Billy Sullivan Died at 83 (1915-1998) - Boston Patriots

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34 36
Ken Behring is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Ken Behring age 89 - Seattle Seahawks

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Clark Hunt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Tom Derr added Clark Hunt Died at 41 (1965-2006)

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John W. Mecom Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time

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Robert Kraft is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Larry Rhodes added Robert Kraft age 76

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Ralph Wilson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time
Ralph Wilson Died at 96 (1918-2014) - Buffalo Bills