Kansas City Chiefs
|Kansas City Chiefs|
Play in Kansas City, Missouri
|Team colors||Red, White and Gold|
|Mascot||K. C. Wolf (1985-present) Warpaint (1963-1988)|
|Owner(s)||Hunt Sports Group|
(Clark Hunt, chairman)
|General manager||Carl Peterson|
|Head coach||Andy Reid|
|League championships (3)†|
|Conference championships (0)|
|Division championships (8)
|† - Does not include the AFL or NFL championships won during the same seasons as the AFL-NFL Super Bowl championships prior to the 1970 AFL-NFL Merger|
The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team in Kansas City, Missouri. The team is a part of the Western Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Their starting quarterback is Patrick Mahomes II.
Originally called the Dallas Texans, the club was founded by Lamar Hunt in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League. The team moved to Kansas City and became the Chiefs in 1963 after then-Kansas City mayor H. Roe Bartle promised the team they would have more ticket sales. The Chiefs then joined the NFL as part of the AFL-NFL Merger. The Chiefs hold the distinction of being the second AFL team (after the New York Jets) to beat an NFL club in an AFL-NFL World Championship Game when they beat the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV.
The term "chief" is sometimes considered to be insulting to Native Americans. There has been no serious effort to change the team's nickname. They have used an arrowhead as their symbol for a long time. They also named their home field Arrowhead Stadium.
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- The four children of Lamar Hunt have split ownership of the Chiefs franchise into 25% shareholdings. Clark Hunt, being the Chairman of the Board, will represent the Hunt Family in the ownership.