NFL The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time  

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This is a list of the best Kansas City Chiefs of all time. Founded by football pioneer Lamar Hunt, the Kansas City Chiefs were originally the Dallas Texans. The franchise started in 1960, but moved to KC in 1963. The Chiefs had some of the best players in the AFL during those early days. Many of the greatest players in Chiefs history were on these teams. Superstars like Len Dawson, Buck Buchanan, Abner Haynes and Otis Taylor were on the Chiefs during the formative days of the franchise. With the foundation of the team in place, the Chiefs won Super Bowl IV with a convincing 23-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.That Chiefs team is considered one of the best teams in franchise history.

After those initial glory years, the Chiefs wallowed in the NFL wilderness for years. The late '80s saw the Chiefs draft two of the greatest players in team history, including one of the best linebackers ever. Beginning with Neil Smith in 1988, the Chiefs hit the jackpot when they drafted superstar linebacker Derrick Thomas in 1989. Thomas was one of the most feared defensive players in the league and along with Buchanan, is considered one of the best Chiefs of all time.

This list of the best Kansas City Chiefs dates back to the team's formation in 1995. If you notice someone who is missing from this list of all time Chiefs, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list of the greatest Chiefs ever according to who you think should be considered the best in franchise history.

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Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Derrick Thomas Linebacker

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669 108
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tony Gonzalez Tight end

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376 87
Will Shields is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Will Shields Guard

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459 133
Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Priest Holmes Running back

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455 117
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Len Dawson Quarterback

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340 94
Willie Lanier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Willie Lanier Linebacker

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326 91
Bobby Bell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Bobby Bell Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

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395 143
Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
dylandutton02 added Jamaal Charles Running back

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362 82
Christian Okoye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Christian Okoye Running back

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243 25
Eric Berry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Eric Berry Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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285 80
Buck Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Buck Buchanan Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

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279 64
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Derrick Johnson Linebacker

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234 66
Justin Houston is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
origal1220 added Justin Houston Linebacker

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241 76
Emmitt Thomas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Emmitt Thomas Cornerback

The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time

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255 62
Otis Taylor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Otis Taylor Wide receiver

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239 83
Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Neil Smith Defensive end

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217 65
Tamba Hali is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Tamba Hali Defensive end, Linebacker

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237 84
Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
gerard-ocón added Joe Montana Quarterback

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194 80
Deron Cherry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Deron Cherry Safety

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214 63
Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
madamsundin added Willie Roaf Tackle

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192 54
Dante Hall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
dylandutton02 added Dante Hall Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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Marcus Allen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Mauricio Torres added Marcus Allen Running back

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Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jan Stenerud Placekicker

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195 90
Trent Green is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Trent Green Quarterback

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193 38
Travis Kelce is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Travis Kelce Tight end

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164 62
Brian Waters is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Brian Waters Guard

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155 60
Albert Lewis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Albert Lewis Cornerback, Defensive back

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181 88
Alex Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
JabariParker12 added Alex Smith Quarterback

The Best Kansas City Chiefs Linebackers of All Time

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Tony Richardson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tony Richardson Fullback

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Hank Stram is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
camille-bendle added Hank Stram Running back

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Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
JeffNorth added Jared Allen Defensive end

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101 39
Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Nick Lowery Placekicker

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126 64
Art Still is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Art Still Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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88 43
Dale Carter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Dale Carter Cornerback

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Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Larry Johnson Running back

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Jim Lynch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Lynch Linebacker

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124 58
Ed Podolak is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Ed Podolak Running back, Quarterback

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104 58
Abner Haynes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Abner Haynes Running back

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81 50
Dontari Poe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Dontari Poe Nose tackle

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73 31
John Alt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added John Alt Tackle

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89 62
Stephone Paige is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
kcshanewhitaker added Stephone Paige Wide receiver - 1961

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58 39
Jim Tyrer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Jim Tyrer Tackle, Offensive Lineman

The Best Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receivers of All Time

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70 61
Jerry Mays is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jerry Mays Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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54 37
Kevin Ross is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Kevin Ross Cornerback, Safety

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104 82
Rich Gannon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Rich Gannon Quarterback

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61 38
Tim Grunhard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Tim Grunhard Center

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slaft added Bill Maas Defensive tackle, Tackle, Defensive lineman

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Jeremy Maclin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Jeremy Maclin Wide receiver

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56 30
Ed Budde is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Ed Budde Offensive Lineman, Guard

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86 67
Barry Word is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Barry Word Running back