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Kansas City Chiefs: Five Most Disliked Players

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Quarterback Todd Blackledge #14 of the Penn State Nittany Lions (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)

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Blackledge is considered to be the Chiefs’ biggest draft bust of all time and is the last quarterback Kansas City has drafted in the first round. He was awful. My co-editor Josh Michaels did a draft bust list months ago and put Blackledge at number one.

Josh had this to say about good ol’ Todd.

"In his 5 seasons with the Chiefs, Blackledge completed just 364 passes for 4,510 yards, 26 touchdowns and 32 interceptions. In my Charles Barkley voice, “just terrible”. And to add insult to injury, Blackledge is the last quarterback the Chiefs have drafted in the first round. Since, the Chiefs have relied mostly on other teams cast-offs at quarterback to be their main guy."

Blackledge only had 26 touchdowns in FIVE seasons. FIVE SEASONS! Matt Cassel had 27 touchdowns in ONE season with the Chiefs, and that’s Matt Cassel! I guess the passing game has erupted a bit since the 80s, but still.

It’s so painful to imagine that the Chiefs passed up on some Hall of Fame quarterbacks to take this guy, but that’s just our luck here in Kansas City, isn’t it? To think… The Chiefs could have had Dan Marino or Jim Kelly, but nope. Kansas City had to take the crappy quarterback in one of the NFL’s best quarterback draft classes. Just pure Kansas City luck, huh?

It’s no wonder Blackledge moved to Ohio. I don’t think he would be welcomed to Kansas City with open arms.

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