Kansas City Chiefs: Top 5 Quarterbacks In Chiefs History

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Bill Kenney #9 of the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Number 5 Best Chiefs Quarterback of All-Time: Bill Kenney

With Chiefs: 1980-1988


  • 17,277 Yards
  • 105 Touchdowns
  • 86 Interceptions
  • 77.0 Passer Rating

Bill Kenney played for the Chiefs during a very dreadful time in team history, the 80’s. Kenney was drafted in the 12th round- can you believe they used to go that deep with the draft?- in 1978 by the Miami Dolphins. He was immediately cut, and Kansas City signed him for virtually nothing, despite just drafting Todd Blackledge in 1983.

He would lead a dreadful roster for the Chiefs for 9 season’s and until 2004, Kenney held the Chiefs record for most passing yards in a single season (4,348).

Though he did put up pretty good numbers statistically, it didn’t carry over into wins. With Kenney under center, the Chiefs went 34-43 along with his only play off appearance against the New York Jets where the Chiefs got killed 35-15.

Kenney wasn’t necessarily a great player and he isn’t remembered much when discussing quarterbacks of the 80’s, but he did leave his mark in Kansas City, making him number 5 on my list.

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