Which Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks have the most passing yards in franchise history?
It takes a lot to be a good quarterback in the NFL, and while passing the football is a huge part of the game, passing yards don’t always equal the most success in the pros. You’ll see that indicated quite a bit on this list, as some of the quarterbacks included didn’t necessarily have the greatest reputation while members of the Kansas City Chiefs.
It’s interesting to look at this list and see just how high some of these former Chiefs quarterbacks ranked when it came to passing yards. It’s even more interesting to see how long ago some of these players last took snaps in the NFL and that they still sit as high as they do on the board.
So, who are the top 15 quarterbacks with the most passing yards in team history? Let’s take a look at these prolific passers!
*THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN MAY OF 2016 AND WAS UPDATED IN FEBRUARY OF 2021*
Chiefs Passing Yards Leaders – Number 16: Dave Krieg (4,353)
Chiefs Quarterback in 1992 and 1993
The first former Chiefs quarterback to appear on this list, Dave Krieg, isn’t well-known for his career with Kansas City, as he was only there for two seasons.
Krieg spent the first 12 years of his 19-year career as a member of the Seattle Seahawks, but signed with the Chiefs in 1992 and started 21 games for them over the span of two seasons.
Despite just two seasons as a Chief, Krieg tossed for 4,353 yards and 22 touchdowns. In his first season as a Chief, he led them to a 10-6 record and to the playoffs.
The next season, Joe Montana came to town, so Krieg became the backup. He did, however, see the field, as Montana suffered injuries throughout the 1993 season. Krieg tossed for 1,238 yards in 12 games and five starts that year.
Krieg isn’t remembered for his time as a Chief. He’s actually most remembered most by Kansas City Chiefs fans for being the Seahawks quarterback that Derrick Thomas sacked seven times in a game in the 1990 season. Krieg was sacked nine times total in that game.
While Krieg wasn’t a stud for the Chiefs in his two seasons, he was great for Seattle. He is a member of the Seahawks Ring of Honor and was elected to the Pro Bowl three times while playing for them.
He sits right outside the top 15 passers for the KC Chiefs.