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

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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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