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
655 110
Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Derrick Thomas Linebacker

2
584 91
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tony Gonzalez Tight end

3
333 70
Will Shields is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Will Shields Guard

4
414 115
Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Priest Holmes Running back

5
407 101
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Len Dawson Quarterback

6
346 116
Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
dylandutton02 added Jamaal Charles Running back

7
298 81
Willie Lanier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Willie Lanier Linebacker

8
282 75
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
246 48
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Derrick Johnson Linebacker

10
202 19
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
320 77
Christian Okoye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Christian Okoye Running back

12
255 72
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
211 53
Justin Houston is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
origal1220 added Justin Houston Linebacker

14
214 70
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

15
194 54
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
225 57
Otis Taylor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Otis Taylor Wide receiver

17
206 67
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
217 74
Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Neil Smith Defensive end

19
173 70
Deron Cherry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Deron Cherry Safety

20
190 54
Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
madamsundin added Willie Roaf Tackle

21
163 29
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
163 47
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
164 48
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jan Stenerud Placekicker

24
146 49
Albert Lewis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Albert Lewis Cornerback, Defensive back

25
143 54
Brian Waters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Brian Waters Guard

26
112 32
Marcus Allen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Mauricio Torres added Marcus Allen Running back

27
174 79
Trent Green is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Trent Green Quarterback

28
151 73
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 Quarterbacks of All Time

29
86 23
Tony Richardson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tony Richardson Fullback

30
88 26
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
89 32
Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Nick Lowery Placekicker

32
76 34
Dale Carter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Dale Carter Cornerback

33
113 58
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
133 111
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Larry Johnson Running back

35
88 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
68 40
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
94 52
Abner Haynes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Abner Haynes Running back

38
112 53
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
85 54
Stephone Paige is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
kcshanewhitaker added Stephone Paige Wide receiver - 1961

40
60 24
John Alt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added John Alt Tackle

41
39 4
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
JeffNorth added Jared Allen Defensive end

42
49 32
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 Coaches of All Time

43
49 29
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
64 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
94 72
Rich Gannon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Rich Gannon Quarterback

46
58 41
Jeremy Maclin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Jeremy Maclin Wide receiver

47
53 30
Tim Grunhard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Tim Grunhard Center

48
46 28
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slaft added Bill Maas Defensive tackle, Tackle, Defensive lineman

49
49 25
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

50
50 29
Dave Szott is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Dave Szott Guard