Now Jerry Richardson Has His Own Statue, Which NFL Owners Are Next?

July 23, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

One sign you've succeeded at life? Not only is a statue raised in your honor but said statue is flanked by a pair of sculptures of bad-ass-looking panthers. 
That's exactly how the Carolina Panthers organization honored owner Jerry Richardson recently. Richardson turned 80 on July 11, so the team celebrated the occasion by unveiling a 13-foot statue just steps from the entrance to Bank of America Stadium. 
Richardson isn't the first owner with a statue—in fact, a statue had already been raised in his honor at the Panthers' training camp at Wofford College in South Carolina, and statues have been raised in Denver for Pat Bowlen, in Buffalo for Ralph Wilson, in Pittsburgh for Art Rooney and in New Orleans for Tom Benson—but it is rare for living owners to be commemorated in such a way. 
If Bowlen and Richardson are indeed setting a trend, here's a ranking of the rest of the owners of NFL teams from most to least likely to have a statue commi...

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