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
1,116 192
Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Linebacker

2
1,004 159
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tight end

3
590 151
Will Shields is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Guard

4
705 199
Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Running back

5
668 170
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Quarterback

6
492 140
Willie Lanier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Linebacker

7
455 69
Eric Berry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

8
585 215
Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
dylandutton02 added Running back

9
446 142
Bobby Bell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

10
523 137
Christian Okoye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Running back

11
438 107
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

12
400 119
Buck Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

13
349 111
Emmitt Thomas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Cornerback

14
353 115
Justin Houston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
origal1220 added Linebacker

15
432 59
Travis Kelce is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tight end

16
350 118
Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive end

17
366 95
Otis Taylor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Wide receiver

18
323 112
Tamba Hali is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Defensive end, Linebacker

19
380 149
Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
gerard-ocón added Quarterback

20
321 90
Dante Hall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
dylandutton02 added Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

21
289 111
Deron Cherry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Safety

22
356 14
Patrick Mahomes II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
shel.o added Quarterback

23
316 94
Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
madamsundin added Tackle

24
253 82
Marcus Allen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Mauricio Torres added Running back

25
272 90
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Placekicker