Kansas City Chiefs: Top 5 Quarterbacks In Chiefs History

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Kansas City Chiefs QB Steve DeBerg (17) (Photo by Richard Mackson/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images) (SetNumber: X40841)

Number 4 Best Chiefs Quarterback of All-Time: Steve DeBerg

WITH CHIEFS: 1988-1991


  • 11,873 Yards
  • 67 Touchdowns
  • 50 Interceptions
  • 81.8 Passer rating

Though he only played four seasons with the Chiefs, Steve DeBerg left his mark with a legendary win against the hated Oakland Raiders in the 1990 playoffs. DeBerg was known to be a tough individual, having played through some weird and gruesome injuries. Against the Raiders that day, he played with an exposed metal pin sticking out of his finger, etching him into the legends category for Kansas City.

DeBerg was the first quarterback in the Carl Peterson/Marty Schottenheimer era. He was also the first of a continuing trend of former 49er quarterbacks to start for the Chiefs. He’s known as one of the greatest play-action pass quarterbacks of all time and film on his ability has been studied by the great Peyton Manning.

Steve DeBerg was the quarterback of my earliest Chiefs memories and was one of the toughest guys to play the position in team history. He makes my list at number 4.

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