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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1
615 95
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tony Gonzalez Tight end

2
682 117
Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Derrick Thomas Linebacker

3
347 76
Will Shields is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Will Shields Guard

4
426 119
Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Priest Holmes Running back

5
419 106
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Len Dawson Quarterback

6
309 82
Willie Lanier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Willie Lanier Linebacker

7
295 77
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

8
361 124
Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
dylandutton02 added Jamaal Charles Running back

9
256 52
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Derrick Johnson Linebacker

10
331 78
Christian Okoye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Christian Okoye Running back

11
213 22
Eric Berry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Eric Berry Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

12
261 74
Buck Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Buck Buchanan Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

13
219 71
Emmitt Thomas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Emmitt Thomas Cornerback

14
214 56
Justin Houston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
origal1220 added Justin Houston Linebacker

The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time

15
200 57
Tamba Hali is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Tamba Hali Defensive end, Linebacker

16
231 58
Otis Taylor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Otis Taylor Wide receiver

17
213 71
Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
gerard-ocón added Joe Montana Quarterback

18
222 76
Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Neil Smith Defensive end

19
178 72
Deron Cherry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Deron Cherry Safety

20
196 56
Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
madamsundin added Willie Roaf Tackle

21
173 31
Travis Kelce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Travis Kelce Tight end

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22
149 55
Brian Waters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Brian Waters Guard

23
122 34
Marcus Allen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Mauricio Torres added Marcus Allen Running back

24
170 49
Dante Hall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
dylandutton02 added Dante Hall Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

25
169 50
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jan Stenerud Placekicker

26
150 51
Albert Lewis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Albert Lewis Cornerback, Defensive back

27
180 83
Trent Green is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Trent Green Quarterback

28
159 76
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

29
90 24
Tony Richardson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tony Richardson Fullback

30
92 27
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

31
91 34
Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Nick Lowery Placekicker

32
78 36
Dale Carter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Dale Carter Cornerback

33
115 59
Art Still is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Art Still Defensive end, Defensive lineman

34
134 113
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Larry Johnson Running back

35
89 47
Jim Lynch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Lynch Linebacker

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36
72 41
Dontari Poe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Dontari Poe Nose tackle

37
97 52
Abner Haynes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Abner Haynes Running back

38
115 54
Ed Podolak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Ed Podolak Running back, Quarterback

39
65 25
John Alt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added John Alt Tackle

40
87 54
Stephone Paige is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
kcshanewhitaker added Stephone Paige Wide receiver - 1961

41
52 29
Kevin Ross is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Kevin Ross Cornerback, Safety

42
43 5
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
JeffNorth added Jared Allen Defensive end

The Best Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receivers of All Time

43
49 33
Jim Tyrer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Jim Tyrer Tackle, Offensive Lineman

44
65 54
Jerry Mays is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jerry Mays Defensive end, Defensive lineman

45
97 73
Rich Gannon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Rich Gannon Quarterback

46
56 31
Tim Grunhard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Tim Grunhard Center

47
49 28
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slaft added Bill Maas Defensive tackle, Tackle, Defensive lineman

48
59 45
Jeremy Maclin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Jeremy Maclin Wide receiver

49
53 29
Dave Szott is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Dave Szott Guard

50
81 59
Barry Word is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Barry Word Running back