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.
list ordered by

1
912 162
Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Linebacker

2
830 137
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tight end

3
472 120
Will Shields is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Guard

4
576 171
Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Running back

5
566 145
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Quarterback

6
410 116
Willie Lanier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Linebacker

7
482 185
Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
dylandutton02 added Running back

8
384 119
Bobby Bell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

9
342 45
Eric Berry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

10
433 116
Christian Okoye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Running back

11
337 102
Buck Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

12
349 89
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

13
291 93
Emmitt Thomas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Cornerback

14
284 93
Justin Houston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
origal1220 added Linebacker

15
304 79
Otis Taylor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Wide receiver

16
285 102
Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive end

17
270 86
Tamba Hali is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Defensive end, Linebacker

18
305 115
Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
gerard-ocón added Quarterback

19
237 93
Deron Cherry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Safety

20
258 82
Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
madamsundin added Tackle

21
284 52
Travis Kelce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tight end

22
196 59
Marcus Allen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Mauricio Torres added Running back

23
250 74
Dante Hall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
dylandutton02 added Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

24
227 73
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Placekicker

25
236 116
Trent Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Quarterback

26
202 76
Brian Waters is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Guard

27
193 73
Albert Lewis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Cornerback, Defensive back

28
231 121
Alex Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
JabariParker12 added Quarterback

29
134 47
Tony Richardson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Fullback

30
161 40
Hank Stram is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
camille-bendle added Running back

31
136 52
Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Placekicker

32
154 75
Art Still is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

33
123 64
Jim Lynch is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Linebacker

34
111 57
Dale Carter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Cornerback

35
88 5
Patrick Mahomes II is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
shel.o added Quarterback

36
182 152
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Running back

37
131 73
Abner Haynes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Running back

38
148 71
Ed Podolak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Running back, Quarterback

39
99 25
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
JeffNorth added Defensive end

40
84 51
Jim Tyrer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Offensive Lineman

41
59 3
Tyreek Hill is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
SuperUnicorn33 added Tyreek Hill

42
90 41
John Alt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Tackle

43
102 80
Dontari Poe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Nose tackle

44
75 47
Kevin Ross is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Cornerback, Safety

45
105 76
Stephone Paige is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
kcshanewhitaker added Wide receiver - 1961

46
87 75
Jerry Mays is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Defensive end, Defensive lineman

47
79 48
Tim Grunhard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Center

48
126 105
Rich Gannon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Quarterback

49
77 47
Johnny Robinson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Safety

50
80 41
Ed Budde is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Offensive Lineman, Guard