Kansas City Chiefs: Top 15 Leaders in Passing Yards All-Time

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Patrick Mahomes #15, quarterback with the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs have had some great quarterbacks over the years. Which 15 Chiefs quarterbacks have the most passing yards in franchise history?

While the KC Chiefs used to struggle finding a quarterback to lead the franchise, they have still had some great signal callers.

The Chiefs only have one Hall of Fame quarterback in their entire history, and that quarterback is still the only one to lead the organization to a Super Bowl title. Since then, the Chiefs have mostly relied on castoffs from other teams (Who are we kidding? They’re mostly all from San Francisco) to lead the way, but their current quarterback has been one of their best ever.

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 in Kansas City.

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? I went ahead and included the 16th all-time passer as well to show who just missed the top 15. Let’s take a look at these prolific passers!

*THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN MAY OF 2016 AND WAS WAS UPDATED AFTER THE CHIEFS 2019 SEASON CAME TO A CLOSE*

Dave Krieg #17 of the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)

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 isn’t remembered for his time as a Chief. He’s actually most remembered most by Kansas City Chiefs fans for being the one that Derrick Thomas sacked seven times in a game in the 1990.

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. 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.

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