According to a tweet from Kansas City Chiefs president Mark Donovan sent on Thursday night, nearly 700 members of what he called the “extended Chiefs family” will be receiving Super Bowl rings.
This week the Hunt family distributed nearly 700 championship rings to players, coaches, staff, Ambassadors, Cheerleaders, Red Coaters, and other members of the extended Chiefs family who were part of our successful 2019 season. We start again one week from tonight. #RunItBack pic.twitter.com/jq024DgHBX— Mark Donovan (@MDChiefs) September 3, 2020
The rings are being distributed to Chiefs Ambassadors, Chiefs Cheerleaders and Chiefs Red Coaters. We know of one former player — former Kansas City Chiefs running back Christian Okoye (and member of the Chiefs Ring of Honor) — who tweeted on Thursday that he had received a ring from the organization.
Okoye’s ring is very likely a “replica” Super Bowl ring. Language in the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement allows the production of these replica rings for practice-squad players and other members of the organization — although the franchise has to foot the bill for them. Just the same, this is a grand gesture the Chiefs have made for a Ring of Honor player like Okoye, who played for the team from 1987 through 1992.
Like the big man said... what else would you expect from the best sports organization in the world?