Kansas City Chiefs: Five Most Disliked Players

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Quarterback Elvis Grbac #18 of the Kansas City Chiefs – Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport


124. . Quarterback. 1997-2000. Elvis Grbac. 2. player

Grbac was not well liked in Kansas City (and still isn’t). A lot of it had to do with the fact that him being the starter led to Rich Gannon being let go, signing with the Raiders, and then leading them to a Super Bowl. Chiefs fans were not happy about this.

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It’s sad when the one other thing I’ve always heard about Grbac over the years (other than him being the cause for Gannon’s departure) was that he was accidentally named sexist man in sports in the late 90s.

"At least Grbac was picked “The Sexist Man in Pro Sports” by People Magazine in 1998. That was Elvis’s last season in KC. We later heard that it was an error. The People photo guy was supposed to photograph Rich Gannon, but the magazine didn’t want to hurt Grbac’s feelings and went with it adding the telling line, “His personality makes him sexy.” – via Craig Glazer of KC Confidential"

Haha, I know it probably makes me a bad person to laugh at that, but I can’t help it.

Grbac signed a five year deal with Baltimore in 2001 and led them to a 10-6 record despite not playing his best football. He was let go after just one season due to not wanting to restructure his contract. Grbac retired after the 2001 season and remains one of the most disliked players in Kansas City.

Imagine had the Chiefs kept Gannon under center and what could have been… *Sigh*

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