No. 23: Dean Spanos
During last year’s three-team race to Los Angeles, longtime loyal league partner Dean Spanos was clearly the sentimental choice of many owners—until he wasn’t. The room shifted from Spanos toward the revenue-producing opportunities of the Shangri-La that Stan Kroenke is building for the Rams. Now Spanos hopes for a solution in San Diego from a November 8th ballot measure for public funding. Otherwise, he faces the very real possibility of becoming Kroenke’s co-tenant in Inglewood, a scenario neither owner truly desires. Spanos and the Chargers’ uncertain future in San Diego is an NFL storyline for yet another year.
— Andrew Brandt