Kansas City Chiefs: Top 5 Quarterbacks In Chiefs History

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Nov 24, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws a pass during the second half of the game against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chargers won 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs are a franchise that isn’t exactly known for quarterbacks, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t had their share of good, and great, players at the position.

With so much talk of the NFL draft and free agency lately, I wanted to step outside the box for a minute and give a quick list of my top 5 quarter backs in Chiefs history. This debate started with a friend the other day when we were listing our all time Chiefs team. I thought about doing that, giving you guys my all-time Chiefs team, but that would be too much. So when we got to who our quarterbacks would be, you’d be surprised at some of the names that were brought up.

After thinking about it and doing some research, I finally came up with my list to share with you. So without further ado, here is my top 5 quarter backs in Chiefs history. Simply click “next” to begin the list, or use your arrow keys.

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  • antony555

    Like you said there wasn’t a huge list and I agree with the order also, but to when Gannon left truly that was a huge mistake. When Green was injured he stepped in and actually played well enough to finish the season and compete for the starting job. I do believe he would have taken the team much farther and maybe to the SB. The man was a duel threat and was unfairly treated at the time. I remember it said the starter could not lose his job due to injury, bad move for the kingdom.
    Alex plays much in his mold but Gannon would air it out. We were always minus the field general. If like some of the other storied teams who won several super bowls some how they always had a superstar standing behind center and with the other personnel that played in Kansas city and as others point out us being a small market team would and deserved to have more Superbowl appearances and wins.

    • Josh Michaels

      Well said, thanks for reading and commenting

  • ladner morse

    Mike Livingston, in my mind, deserves to be on this list more than Gannon who did the bulk of his work for a hated conference foe. Livingston had over 11,000 yards passing in the 70s.

    • Josh Michaels

      Missed on that one, great name to add!

  • Leigh Oleszczak

    I thought about writing something similar to this and Damon Huard was a potential candidate on mine. I agree about Alex though, he’s only been a Chief for a year.

    There may be a lot of hate for Cassel, but he brought a lot of positivity to Kansas City in 2010 when we made it to the playoffs. Too bad he had such a sour ending here or he’d have been on my list without a doubt.

    • Josh Michaels

      I debated on Cassel, but like you said, it ended too sourly. People wouldn’t have been happy to see Cassel on this list lol

  • Joel Wagler

    What, no Elvis???

    • Josh Michaels

      I was very tempted, Joel