David Tepper has been a topic of conversation in the Carolinas since the day he expressed interest in purchasing the Panthers. And honestly, most of it hasn’t been good. Fans hate most of the decisions that have been made under his leadership of the team including firing Ron Rivera, hiring Matt Rhule, the quarterback debacle of the last few years, and many others. There also is the absolute disaster involving the team’s headquarters that was supposed to be built in Rock Hill, SC. So far that project has come to a dramatic fault. But how has that multi-billion dollar investment paid off for Tepper? Well, a study by BetOhio.com ranked the investors based on their impact on the team’s performances and finances. And, well David Tepper’s investment has him ranked near the bottom of NFL Owners.
David Tepper, became the NFL’s richest investor when he took over the Carolina Panthers back in 2018. He also recently made headlines after being named the 103rd richest person in the world. But even money can’t guarantee success I guess. But David Tepper is also one of the worst NFL investors, at least according to BetOhio.com.
BetOhio.com reviewed each team to reveal the greatest NFL takeovers. They looked at the investors who gained the most through buying a club, as well which teams have notched the most wins following the change in ownership, and of course the teams whose value has increased from the initial purchase price.
So who are the NFL’s greatest investors?
It’s not a shock that New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft sit on top of the pedestal as the NFL’s greatest investors. He purchased the Patriots in 1994 for $172 million. Not a bad price to pay considering the current value sits at $5 billion. This is due to the teams win percentage since 1994- 68.8% oh and 7 of those wins were AFC Championships. The team brings in as much as Kraft paid for them on a yearly basis.