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

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Priest Holmes #31 of the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Number 2: Priest Holmes

Priest Holmes started his career with the Baltimore Ravens, but they let him go in favor of Jamaal Lewis, after winning the Super Bowl in 2000. Holmes hit the market, and Kansas City had just signed Dick Vermeil to be their head coach.

Vermeil set his sights on Holmes, and was able to convince him sign with the Chiefs in 2001. Safe to say that was a great move for both sides.

Holmes would lead the way to the greatest offenses in Chiefs history. The three time All-Pro is still the franchise leader in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. His record breaking season of 27 rushing touchdowns in 2003, was one of the best single seasons for a running back in NFL history.

Holmes had a streak of three seasons where he totaled at least 2,000 yards from scrimmage and totaled 66 touchdowns in those three years alone! Just crazy good numbers.

Unfortunately though, Holmes career was cut short due to injuries in his neck. He went out the only way he could, working hard to make his comeback but realizing the risks that were involved.

Holmes retired November 21st, 2007 after re-inuring his neck slightly in a game the week before. On March 1st of 2014, the Chiefs announced that Holmes will be inducted into the Chiefs hall of fame this season at one of their home games. Holmes was great, and he makes my list at number 2.

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