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The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated February 25, 2020 10.3k votes 1.8k voters 38.7k views39 items

Big fan of Kansas City football? Then check out this list of Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks with photos! It includes every starting quarterback from throughout Kansas City Chiefs history, including current quarterbacks and past ones. This roster contains many American football greats, players in the game with the highest ratings in the NFL. The QB is the leader of the offensive team, the one who often calls the plays. Although most teams use an offensive coordinator now, QBs still need to know the intricacies of the rules for trick plays and tactics. Vigorous training is a must-- and don't forget that a quarterback is only as good as his receivers.

Who are the best quarterbacks in Kansas City Chiefs history? Here is every athlete who's ever held the illustrious position of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback. Vote below, then head over and check out the top Chiefs kickers ever and best Chiefs tight ends.

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    Patrick Mahomes II

    Chiefs career: 2019, 2018, 2017

    Patrick Lavon Mahomes II (born September 17, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the...  more
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    Chiefs career: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962

    Leonard Ray Dawson (born June 20, 1935) is a former American football quarterback and a member...  more

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    #14 of 47 The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time#22 of 61 The Best NFL Players From Ohio

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    Chiefs career: 1994, 1993

    Joseph Clifford Montana Jr. (born June 11, 1956), nicknamed "Joe Cool" and "the Comeback Kid",...  more

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    #19 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#351 of 1,424 The Best Athletes Of All Time

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    Chiefs career: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

    Alexander Douglas Smith (born May 7, 1984) is an American football quarterback for the...  more

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    #25 of 53 The Best No. 1 Overall NFL Draft Picks Of All Time, Ranked#9 of 41 The 41 Hottest Men in the NFL

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    Chiefs career: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

    Trent Jason Green (born July 9, 1970) is a former American football quarterback who played in...  more
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    Chiefs career: 1998, 1997, 1996

    Richard Joseph Gannon (born December 20, 1965) is a former American football quarterback who...  more
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    Chiefs career: 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

    Steven Leroy "Steve" DeBerg (born January 19, 1954) is a retired American football player. He...  more

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    #27 of 45 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s#37 of 39 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

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    Chiefs career: 2000

    Harold Warren Moon (born November 18, 1956) is a former American and Canadian football...  more

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    #1 of 66 The Best University of Washington Football Players Ever#1 of 30 The Best Black Quarterbacks Of All Time

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    Chiefs career: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

    William Patrick Kenney (born January 20, 1955) is a retired quarterback who spent nine years...  more
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    Matt Moore

    Chiefs career: 2019

    Matthew Erickson Moore (born August 9, 1984) is an American football quarterback for the...  more

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    #85 of 246 The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time#7 of 37 The Best Miami Dolphins Quarterbacks of All Time

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    Chiefs career: 2016

    Nicholas Edward Foles (born January 20, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the...  more

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    #136 of 144 The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time#27 of 53 The Most Likable Active NFL Players

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    Mike Livingston

    Chiefs career: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969

    Mike Livingston (born November 14, 1945) is a former American football player, a quarterback...  more
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    Elvis Grbac

    Chiefs career:  2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

    Elvis M. Grbac (born August 13, 1970) is a former American football quarterback who played in...  more
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    Chiefs career: 1993, 1992

    David Michael Krieg ( KRAYG; born October 20, 1958) is a former American football quarterback...  more

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    #26 of 66 The Best Chicago Bears Quarterbacks of All Time#21 of 54 The Best NFL Players From Wisconsin

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    Chiefs career: 1996, 1995, 1994

    Steven Christopher Bono (; born May 11, 1962) is a former American football quarterback in the...  more
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    Chiefs career: 2014, 2013

    William Chase Daniel (born October 7, 1986) is an American football quarterback for the...  more
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    Eddie Wilson

    Chiefs career: 1963

    Edward Adair Wilson (born August 14, 1940 in Redding, California) is a former American...  more
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    Chiefs career: 1978, 1977, 1975

    Anthony Lee Adams (born March 9, 1950) is a former gridiron football player in the World...  more
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    Chiefs career: 1989

    Ronald Vincent Jaworski (born March 23, 1951) is a former American football quarterback. He...  more

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    #18 of 84 The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time#16 of 67 The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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    Chiefs career: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

    Matthew Brennan Cassel (born May 17, 1982) is a American football quarterback who is currently...  more

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    #319 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame#900 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

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    Joel Stave

    Chiefs career: 2017

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    Chiefs career: 2011

    Kyle Raymond Orton (born November 14, 1982) is a former American football quarterback. He...  more
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    Chiefs career: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

    Todd Alan Blackledge (born February 25, 1961) is a former American football quarterback in...  more
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    Chiefs career: 2008, 2007, 2006

    Damon Paul Huard (born July 9, 1973) is a former American football quarterback. He is the...  more
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    Chiefs career: 2008

    Tyler Beckham Thigpen (born April 14, 1984) is a former American football quarterback. ...  more