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
978 170
Derrick Thomas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Linebacker

2
889 141
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tight end

3
513 130
Will Shields is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Guard

4
613 180
Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Running back

5
604 154
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Quarterback

6
437 121
Willie Lanier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Linebacker

7
520 194
Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
dylandutton02 added Running back

8
403 126
Bobby Bell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

9
467 121
Christian Okoye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Running back

10
376 52
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
360 106
Buck Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

12
381 94
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Linebacker

13
316 95
Emmitt Thomas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Cornerback

14
311 99
Justin Houston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
origal1220 added Linebacker

15
314 105
Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive end

16
327 81
Otis Taylor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Wide receiver

17
291 93
Tamba Hali is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Defensive end, Linebacker

18
328 128
Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
gerard-ocón added Quarterback

19
259 96
Deron Cherry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Safety

20
331 55
Travis Kelce is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Tight end

21
279 83
Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
madamsundin added Tackle

22
275 81
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
215 67
Marcus Allen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Mauricio Torres added Running back

24
245 78
Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Placekicker

25
249 122
Trent Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Quarterback

26
215 82
Brian Waters is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Guard

27
208 76
Albert Lewis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Cornerback, Defensive back

28
250 139
Alex Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
JabariParker12 added Quarterback

29
182 43
Hank Stram is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
camille-bendle added Running back

30
151 8
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 54
Tony Richardson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Fullback

32
150 55
Nick Lowery is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Placekicker

33
168 77
Art Still is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

34
132 67
Jim Lynch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Linebacker

35
143 76
Abner Haynes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Running back

36
121 62
Dale Carter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Cornerback

37
115 27
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
JeffNorth added Defensive end

38
192 164
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Running back

39
156 75
Ed Podolak is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
willyboymcoy added Running back, Quarterback

40
90 55
Jim Tyrer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Offensive Lineman

41
101 44
John Alt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Tackle

42
89 7
Tyreek Hill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
SuperUnicorn33 added Tyreek Hill

43
112 90
Dontari Poe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
CMCSS03 added Nose tackle

44
114 81
Stephone Paige is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
kcshanewhitaker added Wide receiver - 1961

45
80 51
Kevin Ross is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Cornerback, Safety

46
93 80
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
89 52
Tim Grunhard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Center

48
137 110
Rich Gannon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
Quarterback

49
87 50
Johnny Robinson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Safety

50
89 44
Ed Budde is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time
slaft added Offensive Lineman, Guard