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
1,078 187
Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Linebacker

2
975 156
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tight end

3
570 145
Will Shields is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Guard

4
684 193
Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Running back

5
655 167
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Quarterback

6
481 135
Willie Lanier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Linebacker

7
572 212
Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
dylandutton02 added Running back

8
437 63
Eric Berry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

9
437 139
Bobby Bell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

10
509 133
Christian Okoye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Running back

11
391 116
Buck Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

12
429 103
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

13
341 108
Emmitt Thomas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Cornerback

14
343 112
Justin Houston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
origal1220 added Linebacker

15
411 58
Travis Kelce is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tight end

16
344 116
Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive end

17
358 92
Otis Taylor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Wide receiver

18
368 144
Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
gerard-ocón added Quarterback

19
316 107
Tamba Hali is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Defensive end, Linebacker

20
311 88
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
302 12
Patrick Mahomes II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
shel.o added Quarterback

22
280 109
Deron Cherry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Safety

23
247 78
Marcus Allen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Mauricio Torres added Running back

24
306 91
Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
madamsundin added Tackle

25
266 89
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Placekicker