Kansas City Chiefs: Top 5 Free Agent Signings In Team History

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Defensive backs coach Emmitt Thomas of the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

Number 3: Emmit Thomas

Emmit Thomas began his Hall Of Fame career as an undrafted free agent out of Bishop College in Dallas. Kansas City gave him his first opportunity and Thomas never looked back.

Wearing the ever so memorable number of 18, Thomas went on to intercept 58 passes, a number that still stands as the most by any player in team history. He was also an integral part of the Chiefs winning the Super Bowl in 1969, when he lead the league in interceptions with 9 that season.

Thomas recorded an interception in that game, in route to a 23-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

Thomas retired after 13 seasons and was inducted into the Hall Of Fame in 2008. He is one of the greatest Chiefs of all time and he started as an undrafted free agent.

Thomas is still with Kansas City as the defensive backs coach for Andy Reids staff. He could’ve made my list higher, but I think three is the perfect spot.

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