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

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City Chiefs
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player. 124. (2001-07). 3. RB. Priest Holmes. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

Most explosive players in Kansas City Chiefs history: 3. Priest Holmes

Things continue to get tricky, as only one guy could be No. 1. It was hard not putting Priest Holmes as the most explosive Chief ever, but third is pretty darn good!

Holmes, an undrafted talent out of Texas in 1997, spent four years with the Baltimore Ravens before being scooped up by the Chiefs. In one of the best free-agent signings ever, Holmes became one of the best running backs in Chiefs history.

In his first year with the Chiefs, Holmes rushed for over 1,500 yards and somehow that wasn’t as good as things would get with the former Longhorn.

In year two with the team in 2002, Holmes had 1,615 yards and an astounding 21 rushing touchdowns! He even topped that touchdown total the next year in 2003, by finding the end zone 27 times, while putting up 1,420 yards on the ground.

There was no doubt in anyone’s mind that Holmes would find himself pretty high up on this list. His dominance throughout the 2001 to 2003 NFL seasons (even 2004 where he had 14 touchdowns but failed to get to 1,000 yards) showed just how darn good he truly was.

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Tony Gonzalez. 2. player. 124. TE. (1997-08)

Most explosive players in Kansas City Chiefs history: 2. Tony Gonzalez

It was tough not having Tony Gonzalez at No. 1, but when you see who is in that spot, you’ll understand. Let’s talk about Tony G, though!

Gonzalez was the organization’s first-round pick in 1997 and he’s only gone down as arguably the best tight end in NFL history. Gonzalez leads the team in receiving yards with 10,940 yards and totaled 76 touchdowns during his 12 years as a Chief.

What makes Gonzalez’s legacy even more impressive is that he managed to do all that with some bums as his quarterbacks. Even with poor signal-callers, Gonzalez put up gaudy numbers every year, going for over 1,000 yards in two of those horrible seasons (2007 and 2008).

It’s no wonder that Gonzalez made it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and will go down as the best tight end to ever play the game. If he can’t get to No. 1 on this list, whoever could it be?