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The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated February 25, 2020 10.4k votes 1.8k voters 38.3k 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 II1
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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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  • Len Dawson2

    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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    #1339 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#13 of 47 The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time

  • Joe Montana3

    Chiefs career: 1994, 1993

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

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  • Alex Smith4

    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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  • Trent Green5

    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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  • Rich Gannon6

    Chiefs career: 1998, 1997, 1996

    Richard Joseph Gannon (born December 20, 1965) is a former American football quarterback who...  more

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  • Steve DeBerg7

    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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    #37 of 39 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s#52 of 77 The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time

  • Warren Moon8

    Chiefs career: 2000

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

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  • Bill Kenney9

    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
  • Matt Moore10
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    Matt Moore

    Chiefs career: 2019

    Matthew Erickson Moore (born August 9, 1984) is an American football quarterback for the...  more
  • Nick Foles11

    Chiefs career: 2016

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

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  • Elvis Grbac12
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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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    #35 of 87 The Best Michigan Football Players of All Time#7 of 31 The Best Michigan Wolverines Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Mike Livingston13
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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
  • Dave Krieg14

    Chiefs career: 1993, 1992

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

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  • Steve Bono15

    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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    #170 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#42 of 45 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s

  • Chase Daniel16

    Chiefs career: 2014, 2013

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

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    #1 of 32 The Best Missouri Tigers Quarterbacks Of All Time#9 of 35 The Best New Orleans Saints Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Ron Jaworski17

    Chiefs career: 1989

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

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  • Matt Cassel18

    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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  • Kyle Orton19

    Chiefs career: 2011

    Kyle Raymond Orton (born November 14, 1982) is a former American football quarterback. He...  more

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    #11 of 66 The Best Chicago Bears Quarterbacks of All Time#17 of 57 The Best NFL Players From Iowa

  • Damon Huard20

    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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  • Steve Fuller21

    Chiefs career: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

    Stephen Ray Fuller (born January 5, 1957) is a former college and professional American...  more
  • Tyler Thigpen22

    Chiefs career: 2008

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

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  • Todd Blackledge23

    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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  • Brodie Croyle24

    Chiefs career: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

    John Brodie Croyle (; born February 6, 1983) is a former American football quarterback. He was...  more
  • Brady Quinn25

    Chiefs career: 2012

    Brayden Tyler "Brady" Quinn (born October 27, 1984) is a former American football quarterback...  more

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