Kansas City Chiefs: Top 5 Quarterbacks In Chiefs History

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Trent Green quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Peter Brouillet/NFLPhotoLibrary)

Number 2 Best Chiefs Quarterback of All-Time: Trent Green

WITH CHIEFS: 2001-2006


  • 21,459 Yards
  • 118 Touchdowns
  • 85 Interceptions
  • 87.3 Passer Rating

There were many mixed emotions about Trent Green when he first arrived in Kansas City. He was coming off ACL surgery, and the Chiefs traded their first round pick- the 12th selection overall- to the St. Louis Rams for him and their fifth round pick.

Like I said, mixed emotions. Green really struggled his first season, throwing for 3, 783 yards, 17 touchdowns and 24 interceptions. The high interception count is what really scared Chiefs fans, but Green quickly turned it around with his second season.

In 2002, he threw for 26 touchdowns to just 13 interceptions, showing his growth in Dick Vermeil and Al Saunders complex offense.

The 2003 season is where things really took off for Green. He led the Chiefs to a 13-3 record, including a 9-0 start and a first round bye week in the playoffs. Green finished with 4,039 passing yards, 24 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions.

Unfortunately, that season ended in disappointment with the no punt game against Peyton Manning in the divisional round of the playoffs. Sigh.

But Green would go on to finish as one of the better quarterbacks of the early 2000’s. He’s one of 13 quarterbacks in NFL history to have three consecutive seasons with 4,000 yards passing and had three consecutive season’s with a quarterback rating of 90.0. Green was one of my personal favorites, and had an awesome run in Kansas city. He makes my list at number two.

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