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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    Linebacker

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    the people's #1
    Tight end

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  3. 3
    + 281
    - 58


    Quarterback

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  4. 4
    + 216
    - 38


    Guard

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  5. 5
    + 282
    - 57


    Running back

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  6. 6
    + 205
    - 47


    Linebacker

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    - 47

    most listed
    Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

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    Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

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    - 47

    added by dylandutton02
    Running back

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    - 46


    Cornerback

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    Running back

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    + 158
    - 36


    Wide receiver

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    + 129
    - 22

    ranked low on reranks & added by slaft
    Linebacker

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  14. 14
    + 115
    - 23

    added by origal1220
    Linebacker

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  15. 15
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    - 49


    Safety

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    + 115
    - 23

    added by slaft
    Defensive end, Linebacker

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  17. 17
    + 144
    - 51


    Defensive end

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  18. 18
    + 133
    - 30

    added by madamsundin
    Tackle

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  19. 19
    + 107
    - 20

    added by gerard-ocón
    Quarterback

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  20. 20
    + 106
    - 22

    added by dylandutton02
    Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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  21. 21
    + 92
    - 32


    Cornerback, Defensive back

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  22. 22
    + 115
    - 28

    added by willyboymcoy
    Placekicker

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    - 34


    Guard

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    + 80
    - 28

    added by JabariParker12
    Quarterback

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    + 46
    - 5

    added by CMCSS03
    Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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    + 58
    - 9


    Tight end

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  27. 27
    + 113
    - 51


    Quarterback

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  28. 28
    + 37
    - 8

    added by Mauricio Torres
    Running back

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    + 81
    - 40


    Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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    + 71
    - 37


    Running back

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    + 41
    - 10


    Fullback

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    + 49
    - 14

    added by slaft
    Placekicker

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  33. 33
    + 35
    - 17

    added by slaft
    Cornerback

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    + 82
    - 77

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Running back

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  35. 35
    + 33
    - 16

    added by slaft
    Tackle, Offensive Lineman

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  36. 36
    + 59
    - 30

    added by willyboymcoy
    Linebacker

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  37. 37
    + 22
    - 6

    added by CMCSS03
    Nose tackle

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    + 72
    - 35

    added by willyboymcoy
    Running back, Quarterback

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    + 42
    - 13

    added by camille-bendle
    Running back

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    + 58
    - 38

    added by kcshanewhitaker
    Wide receiver 1961

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    + 49
    - 38

    added by willyboymcoy
    Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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    Bill Maas 
	is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time

    added by slaft
    Defensive tackle, Tackle, Defensive lineman

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    Quarterback

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    No image

    added by slaft
    Tackle

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    + 19
    - 6


    Wide receiver

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  46. 46
    + 32
    - 16

    added by slaft
    Guard

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  47. 47
    + 25
    - 20

    added by slaft
    Cornerback, Safety

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  48. 48
    + 29
    - 17

    added by slaft
    Safety

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  49. 49
    + 51
    - 47


    Running back

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  50. 50
    + 14
    - 5

    added by Joshua Kennedy
    Running back

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