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
723 124
Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Derrick Thomas Linebacker

2
654 103
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tony Gonzalez Tight end

3
371 82
Will Shields is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Will Shields Guard

4
451 128
Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Priest Holmes Running back

5
444 113
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Len Dawson Quarterback

6
329 89
Willie Lanier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Willie Lanier Linebacker

7
385 136
Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
dylandutton02 added Jamaal Charles Running back

8
313 87
Bobby Bell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Bobby Bell Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

9
356 82
Christian Okoye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Christian Okoye Running back

10
236 24
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

11
271 60
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Derrick Johnson Linebacker

12
279 78
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
236 74
Emmitt Thomas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Emmitt Thomas Cornerback

14
231 62
Justin Houston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
origal1220 added Justin Houston Linebacker

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15
249 60
Otis Taylor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Otis Taylor Wide receiver

16
213 64
Tamba Hali is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Tamba Hali Defensive end, Linebacker

17
231 79
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
235 82
Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Neil Smith Defensive end

19
191 78
Deron Cherry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Deron Cherry Safety

20
208 63
Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
madamsundin added Willie Roaf Tackle

21
190 37
Travis Kelce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Travis Kelce Tight end

The Best Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks of All Time

22
188 52
Dante Hall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
dylandutton02 added Dante Hall Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

23
137 38
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
160 59
Brian Waters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Brian Waters Guard

25
181 55
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jan Stenerud Placekicker

26
191 87
Trent Green is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Trent Green Quarterback

27
154 57
Albert Lewis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Albert Lewis Cornerback, Defensive back

28
175 82
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 Coaches of All Time

29
99 27
Tony Richardson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tony Richardson Fullback

30
105 30
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
98 37
Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Nick Lowery Placekicker

32
123 61
Art Still is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Art Still Defensive end, Defensive lineman

33
84 40
Dale Carter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Dale Carter Cornerback

34
145 120
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Larry Johnson Running back

35
92 50
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
123 56
Ed Podolak is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Ed Podolak Running back, Quarterback

37
102 56
Abner Haynes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Abner Haynes Running back

38
78 46
Dontari Poe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Dontari Poe Nose tackle

39
56 6
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
JeffNorth added Jared Allen Defensive end

40
72 28
John Alt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added John Alt Tackle

41
89 59
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

42
55 37
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

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43
54 33
Kevin Ross is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Kevin Ross Cornerback, Safety

44
68 59
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
101 78
Rich Gannon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Rich Gannon Quarterback

46
60 35
Tim Grunhard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Tim Grunhard Center

47
53 33
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slaft added Bill Maas Defensive tackle, Tackle, Defensive lineman

48
64 51
Jeremy Maclin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Jeremy Maclin Wide receiver

49
53 34
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slaft added Dan Saleaumua Defensive tackle, Tackle

50
85 64
Barry Word is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Barry Word Running back