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
871 159
Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Linebacker

2
797 133
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tight end

3
451 116
Will Shields is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Guard

4
549 162
Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Running back

5
546 140
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Quarterback

6
395 110
Willie Lanier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Linebacker

7
374 110
Bobby Bell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

8
462 177
Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
dylandutton02 added Running back

9
419 107
Christian Okoye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Running back

10
316 41
Eric Berry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

11
322 95
Buck Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

12
333 84
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

13
278 85
Emmitt Thomas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Cornerback

14
271 88
Justin Houston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
origal1220 added Linebacker

15
291 73
Otis Taylor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Wide receiver

16
274 97
Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive end

17
258 82
Tamba Hali is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Defensive end, Linebacker

18
290 109
Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
gerard-ocón added Quarterback

19
226 88
Deron Cherry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Safety

20
249 77
Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
madamsundin added Tackle

21
240 67
Dante Hall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
dylandutton02 added Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

22
183 54
Marcus Allen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Mauricio Torres added Running back

23
267 51
Travis Kelce is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tight end

24
219 68
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Placekicker

25
226 112
Trent Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Quarterback

26
196 72
Brian Waters is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Guard

27
189 69
Albert Lewis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Cornerback, Defensive back

28
219 116
Alex Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
JabariParker12 added Quarterback

29
131 41
Tony Richardson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Fullback

30
154 36
Hank Stram is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
camille-bendle added Running back

31
132 46
Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Placekicker

32
149 72
Art Still is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

33
107 52
Dale Carter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Cornerback

34
116 60
Jim Lynch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Linebacker

35
174 147
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Running back

36
54 2
Patrick Mahomes II is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
shel.o added Patrick Mahomes II

37
124 69
Abner Haynes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Running back

38
141 68
Ed Podolak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Running back, Quarterback

39
90 22
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
JeffNorth added Defensive end

40
88 38
John Alt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Tackle

41
77 48
Jim Tyrer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Offensive Lineman

42
98 75
Dontari Poe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Nose tackle

43
71 44
Kevin Ross is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Cornerback, Safety

44
102 74
Stephone Paige is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
kcshanewhitaker added Wide receiver - 1961

45
85 72
Jerry Mays is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Defensive end, Defensive lineman

46
76 45
Tim Grunhard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Center

47
123 99
Rich Gannon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Quarterback

48
73 44
Johnny Robinson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Safety

49
39 2
Tyreek Hill is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
SuperUnicorn33 added Tyreek Hill

50
76 38
Ed Budde is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Offensive Lineman, Guard