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
991 172
Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Linebacker

2
902 142
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tight end

3
521 132
Will Shields is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Guard

4
626 181
Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Running back

5
612 156
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Quarterback

6
442 125
Willie Lanier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Linebacker

7
529 194
Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
dylandutton02 added Running back

8
409 130
Bobby Bell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

9
474 121
Christian Okoye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Running back

10
382 54
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
385 95
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

12
362 110
Buck Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

13
317 100
Emmitt Thomas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Cornerback

14
317 99
Justin Houston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
origal1220 added Linebacker

15
317 108
Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive end

16
331 83
Otis Taylor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Wide receiver

17
294 95
Tamba Hali is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Defensive end, Linebacker

18
334 130
Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
gerard-ocón added Quarterback

19
261 99
Deron Cherry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Safety

20
343 55
Travis Kelce is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tight end

21
281 84
Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
madamsundin added Tackle

22
281 82
Dante Hall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
dylandutton02 added Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

23
220 70
Marcus Allen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Mauricio Torres added Running back

24
247 81
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Placekicker

25
253 124
Trent Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Quarterback

26
218 83
Brian Waters is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Guard

27
209 78
Albert Lewis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Cornerback, Defensive back

28
258 141
Alex Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
JabariParker12 added Quarterback

29
187 44
Hank Stram is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
camille-bendle added Running back

30
167 9
Patrick Mahomes II is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
shel.o added Quarterback

31
144 56
Tony Richardson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Fullback

32
151 56
Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Placekicker

33
169 79
Art Still is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

34
133 69
Jim Lynch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Linebacker

35
123 63
Dale Carter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Cornerback

36
144 77
Abner Haynes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Running back

37
117 28
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
JeffNorth added Defensive end

38
193 167
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Running back

39
157 77
Ed Podolak is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Running back, Quarterback

40
96 7
Tyreek Hill is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
SuperUnicorn33 added Tyreek Hill

41
103 45
John Alt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Tackle

42
90 57
Jim Tyrer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Offensive Lineman

43
114 91
Dontari Poe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Nose tackle

44
115 82
Stephone Paige is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
kcshanewhitaker added Wide receiver - 1961

45
82 52
Kevin Ross is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Cornerback, Safety

46
93 82
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
139 111
Rich Gannon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Quarterback

48
91 53
Tim Grunhard is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Center

49
88 52
Johnny Robinson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Safety

50
89 46
Ed Budde is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Offensive Lineman, Guard