Kansas City Chiefs: Top 5 Quarterbacks In Chiefs History

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Joe Montana of the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images)

Number 3 Best Chiefs Quarterback of All-Time: Joe Montana

WITH CHIEFS: 1993-1994


  • 5,427 Yards
  • 29 Touchdowns
  • 16 Interceptions
  • 85.0 Passer Rating

Ah yes, there he is, the great and powerful Joe Montana. He was the best thing to happen in Kansas City sports history since George Brett. When the Chiefs traded for Montana in ’93, the perspective on the team completely changed over night. I remember his famous Sports Illustrated cover that was titled, “Kansas City Here I Come”, and the attention that brought to our city.

Montana was at his last limbs when the Chiefs made the trade, but he was eager to prove he still had what it takes. In his first season with the Chiefs, Montana put together one of the greatest fourth quarter comebacks in Monday Night Football history. The Chiefs hadn’t won in Denver since 1982, and this was the first game of the new Montana vs. Elway.

With 8 seconds left on the clock, Montana completed a game winning touchdown pass to receiver, Willie Davis. A huge bourdon had been lifted from the kingdom after that game and Montana would go on to lead the Chiefs all the way to the AFC Championship.

He won two playoff games, which happen to be the last two the Chiefs won. He was great, and so many memories come from his era in Chiefs football, making him number three on my list.

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