Kansas City Chiefs: Top 5 Quarterbacks In Chiefs History

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Lenny Dawson #16 of the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Focus on Sports via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Lenny Dawson

Number 1 Best Chiefs Quarterback of All-Time: Len Dawson

WITH CHIEFS: 1962-1975


  • 28,507 Yards
  • 237 Touchdowns
  • 178 Interceptions
  • 83.2 Passer Rating

Like you didn’t see this one coming, Len Dawson is the only Hall Of Fame quarterback in Chiefs history. He’s a Super Bowl MVP and world champion. He’s the teams all-time leading passer in yards and touchdown passes. He’s currently the color commentator for the Chiefs on their radio broadcast of games and has been a part of the NFL for 57 years, counting his playing and broadcasting career.

. He was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, but struggled to make an impact despite being a first round draft selection. He found his way to Kansas City, where he linked up with offensive innovator, and head coach, Hank Stram who developed the perfect system for Dawson to run. With a combination of formation shifts, inside traps, and multiple play-action passes, Stram and Dawson ran one of the best offenses in AFL, and, NFL history.

Dawson was a dominant quarterback in the late 60’s and early 70’s, earning him his enshrinement to Canton in 1987. No doubt, Lenny “the cool” Dawson is the number 1 quarterback in Chiefs history, and is number one on my list.