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.

1
787 144
Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Derrick Thomas Linebacker

2
720 123
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tony Gonzalez Tight end

3
412 99
Will Shields is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Will Shields Guard

4
496 125
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Len Dawson Quarterback

5
496 146
Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Priest Holmes Running back

6
367 100
Willie Lanier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Willie Lanier Linebacker

7
348 99
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
429 159
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
387 91
Christian Okoye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Christian Okoye Running back

10
271 30
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
306 71
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Derrick Johnson Linebacker

12
300 88
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
258 79
Emmitt Thomas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Emmitt Thomas Cornerback

14
250 74
Justin Houston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
origal1220 added Justin Houston Linebacker

15
271 68
Otis Taylor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Otis Taylor Wide receiver

16
256 90
Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Neil Smith Defensive end

17
234 71
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

18
258 96
Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
gerard-ocón added Joe Montana Quarterback

19
210 83
Deron Cherry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Deron Cherry Safety

20
212 58
Dante Hall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
dylandutton02 added Dante Hall Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

21
225 72
Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
madamsundin added Willie Roaf Tackle

22
157 46
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

23
203 63
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jan Stenerud Placekicker

24
217 45
Travis Kelce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Travis Kelce Tight end

25
208 100
Trent Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Trent Green Quarterback

26
177 67
Brian Waters is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Brian Waters Guard

27
172 64
Albert Lewis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Albert Lewis Cornerback, Defensive back

28
194 99
Alex Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
JabariParker12 added Alex Smith Quarterback

29
114 35
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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129 35
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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117 41
Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Nick Lowery Placekicker

32
139 67
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
97 47
Dale Carter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Dale Carter Cornerback

34
163 134
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Larry Johnson Running back

35
105 57
Jim Lynch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Lynch Linebacker

36
133 64
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
73 14
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
JeffNorth added Jared Allen Defensive end

38
111 65
Abner Haynes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Abner Haynes Running back

39
82 33
John Alt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added John Alt Tackle

40
86 60
Dontari Poe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Dontari Poe Nose tackle

41
98 66
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
67 44
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

43
62 40
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
76 67
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
113 90
Rich Gannon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Rich Gannon Quarterback

46
64 38
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slaft added Bill Maas Defensive tackle, Tackle, Defensive lineman

47
70 42
Tim Grunhard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Tim Grunhard Center

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68 41
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slaft added Dan Saleaumua Defensive tackle, Tackle

49
61 40
Johnny Robinson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Johnny Robinson Safety

50
49 30
Donnie Edwards is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Donnie Edwards Linebacker