Kansas City Chiefs: 15 most explosive offensive weapons of all time

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /

RB. (2003-09). player. Pick Analysis. Larry Johnson. 9. 124. Scouting Report

Most explosive players in Kansas City Chiefs history: 9. Larry Johnson

Despite not being the most popular guy in Kansas City for much of his career, it was hard to deny that Larry Johnson was a talent. There were two years in particular where Johnson took it to opposing defenses, rushing for over 1,700 yards in those two seasons.

Overall, Johnson racked up 6,015 rushing yards (good for third all time in Chiefs history) and 55 touchdowns (good for second all time in Chiefs history), while making it to two Pro Bowls and being named an All-Pro once.

Were it not for some questionable decisions, Johnson would be considered one of the all-time greats in Kansas City, but he was quite the drama king during his time in the NFL. He’s seemingly matured and become a nicer guy now, but Chiefs fans don’t look back at his career with fond memories.

Even with the drama Johnson brought, there’s no denying he was one of the most explosive weapons the Chiefs ever had.

QB. Patrick Mahomes. (2017-Present). 8. player. 124. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

Most explosive players in Kansas City Chiefs history: 8. Patrick Mahomes

Before Chiefs fans freak out with Patrick Mahomes being this low on the list, hear me out. Yes, Mahomes won the MVP in the 2018 NFL season, but the game is much different from it was a couple of decades ago. The game is designed for quarterbacks to ball out these days. Quarterbacks from a few decades ago didn’t have that luxury.

With that said, Mahomes is still a freak of nature, throwing for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns during his first full year at the helm. It wasn’t his rookie season, as he had sat behind Alex Smith on the depth chart in 2017, not playing until the final game of the season.

There was some uncertainty about what Mahomes would be when he took over the reins in 2018, but we saw the result and it was very good. Mahomes led the Chiefs to the AFC Championship Game in his first year and that was a huge deal to the fine people of Kansas City.

Mahomes will more than likely move up on this list over the years, but for now, he has a small sample size. So it’s hard to put him higher than No. 8 due to the lack of experience.