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The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time 

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Updated February 25, 2020 7.7k votes 1.5k voters 32.5k views 39 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time
Patrick Mahomes II

Chiefs career: 2019, 2018, 2017

Patrick Lavon Mahomes II (born September 17, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He is the son of former Major League ...more
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Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

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 of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He played 19 seasons for three professional teams, the last 14 ...more

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Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

Chiefs career: 1994, 1993

Joseph Clifford Montana Jr. (born June 11, 1956), nicknamed "Joe Cool" and "the Comeback Kid", is an American former football quarterback who played in the National Football ...more

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Alex Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

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

Alexander Douglas Smith (born May 7, 1984) is an American football quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Utah Utes, ...more

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Trent Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

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

Trent Jason Green (born July 9, 1970) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for fifteen seasons. He played college football for Indiana ...more
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Rich Gannon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

Chiefs career: 1998, 1997, 1996

Richard Joseph Gannon (born December 20, 1965) is a former American football quarterback who played eighteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He is a sports commentator with CBS ...more

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Steve DeBerg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

Chiefs career: 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

Steven Leroy "Steve" DeBerg (born January 19, 1954) is a retired American football player. He was a professional quarterback in the National Football League for 21 years.

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Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

Chiefs career: 2000

Harold Warren Moon (born November 18, 1956) is a former American and Canadian football quarterback who played professionally for 23 seasons. He spent the majority of his career with the Houston ...more

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Nick Foles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

Chiefs career: 2016

Nicholas Edward Foles (born January 20, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Arizona and ...more

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Matt Moore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time
Purple Falcon added Matt Moore

Chiefs career: 2019

Matthew Erickson Moore (born August 9, 1984) is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted ...more

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Bill Kenney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

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 in the National Football League with the Kansas City Chiefs from 1980 to 1988 and a former politician ...more

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Elvis Grbac is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time
Elvis Grbac

Chiefs career:  2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

Elvis M. Grbac (born August 13, 1970) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) and currently serves as the head football coach, Marianist Urban ...more
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Dave Krieg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

Chiefs career: 1993, 1992

David Michael Krieg ( KRAYG; born October 20, 1958) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). He attended Milton College and made the Seattle Seahawks as ...more

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Mike Livingston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time
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 in the American Football League and National Football League for twelve seasons with the Kansas City ...more
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Steve Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

Chiefs career: 1996, 1995, 1994

Steven Christopher Bono (; born May 11, 1962) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League.

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Chase Daniel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

Chiefs career: 2014, 2013

William Chase Daniel (born October 7, 1986) is an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Missouri and was signed ...more

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Ron Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

Chiefs career: 1989

Ronald Vincent Jaworski (born March 23, 1951) is a former American football quarterback. He was also an NFL analyst on ESPN. He is the CEO of Ron Jaworski Golf Management, Inc., based out of ...more

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Matt Cassel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time
David Sandlin added

Chiefs career: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Matthew Brennan Cassel (born May 17, 1982) is a American football quarterback who is currently a free agent . He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL ...more

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Steve Fuller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

Chiefs career: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

Stephen Ray Fuller (born January 5, 1957) is a former college and professional American football player in the National Football League. He played professionally for the Kansas City Chiefs, Los ...more
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Damon Huard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

Chiefs career: 2008, 2007, 2006

Damon Paul Huard (born July 9, 1973) is a former American football quarterback. He is the director of community relations and fundraiser for the University of Washington football program, his ...more
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Tyler Thigpen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

Chiefs career: 2008

Tyler Beckham Thigpen (born April 14, 1984) is a former American football quarterback. Thigpen was drafted out of Coastal Carolina University in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft (217th ...more
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Kyle Orton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

Chiefs career: 2011

Kyle Raymond Orton (born November 14, 1982) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football for Purdue, where he started four straight bowl games. He was drafted by the ...more

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Todd Blackledge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

Chiefs career: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

Todd Alan Blackledge (born February 25, 1961) is a former American football quarterback in both the NCAA and National Football League. In college, he led the Penn State Nittany Lions to a ...more
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Brodie Croyle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

Chiefs career: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

John Brodie Croyle (; born February 6, 1983) is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL) in the third round of the ...more
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Brady Quinn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

Chiefs career: 2012

Brayden Tyler "Brady" Quinn (born October 27, 1984) is a former American football quarterback and current college football and NFL game analyst for Fox Sports. He played college ...more

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