Kansas City Chiefs is a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri. They are currently members of the Western Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Chiefs have had some of the best players in NFL history and here are their top 8 highly rated players:
Len Dawson is commonly referred to as one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to play in the NFL. He was an integral part of three AFL championships, two Super Bowl appearances and seven Pro Bowl selections over his career with the Chiefs from 1962-1975.
Derrick Thomas was a nine-time Pro Bowler for the Chiefs from 1989 until he tragically passed away due to injuries sustained after being involved in a car accident in 2000. During his time with the Chiefs, Thomas was known for being one of the best pass-rushers and defenders in the league.
Willie Lanier was an eight-time Pro Bowler and two-time first team All-Pro selection while playing middle linebacker for the Chiefs from 1967 to 1977. He is considered to be one of the greatest linebackers ever to play in the NFL.
Tony Gonzalez is widely considered to be one of the best tight ends ever to play in the NFL and rightfully so given his impressive career with Kansas City from 1997 until 2008 where he made six Pro Bowl appearances and was a two-time first team All-Pro selection.
An incredible athlete, Bobby Bell was an eight-time Pro Bowler and three-time first team All-Pro selection during his time with the Chiefs from 1963 to 1974. He is widely recognized as one of the best defenders ever to play in the NFL.
Will Shields is considered by many to be one of the greatest offensive linemen in NFL history, having been selected for 12 Pro Bowls and being named a first team All-Pro five times while playing guard for Kansas City from 1993 until 2006.
Hall of Famer Marcus Allen played running back for the Chiefs from 1993 to 1997. During that time he was selected for two Pro Bowls and was named a first team All-Pro once.
Jamaal Charles is widely considered one of the best running backs ever to play in the NFL. He had an impressive career with Kansas City from 2008 until 2016, where he made four Pro Bowl appearances and was named a first team All-Pro twice. His 8,000+ rushing yards are the most ever gained by a Chiefs player.
These players have set a high standard for future generations of players at Kansas City Chiefs and will forever be remembered as some of the greatest in NFL history.