A FanPost by ForeverRanger
It is the off season for the NFL but with the draft a little over a week away at the time of me writing this, I figured it might be fun to do some rankings.
What kind of rankings? Let’s go positional rankings with five greatest Chiefs to play a certain position. Let’s go ahead and get the QB’s out of the way shall we? This is going to be painful.
- Len Dawson- To start of we have Len Dawson. The lone Chiefs QB to play in the Super Bowl as a member of the team, Lenny owns most of the franchise QB records. After Dawson retired, the Chiefs went through a long period of average to mediocre QB’s. Dawson is one of 10 members of the Chiefs lone SB winning team that are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
- Alex Smith- Oh boy am I going to get some heat for this one. Look, Alex is not a great QB by any means but he was an above average QB and was the bridge between bad and Mahomes. In his time here, he never had a losing record and helped lead the Chiefs to their first playoff win in 20 years. He was a polarizing QB for sure but I know I am extremely grateful for his time here.
- Trent Green- Before Alex, Green was the best QB this side of Len Dawson. He was never an elite QB but played well enough to lead the Chiefs to two winning seasons. His numbers get overshadowed by the other offensive players but he was still a decent QB. He is still close to the team, calling their preseason games every year. His best chance to win it all was in 2003 but sadly the Chiefs had ZERO defense once Maslowski went down. The team got older and was losing players every year because King Carl decided to go all in since Lamar was in failing health.
- Patrick Mahomes- No way could I leave Mahomes off this list. The defending MVP was 6 inches from taking the Chiefs to a Super Bowl in his first full season as a starter all the while having a horrible defense. He had the 3rd greatest season for a QB posting over 5000 yards and 50 TD’s, something that had only been done twice before. He also topped Dan Marino’s records for a first year starter and he is only going to get better.
- Steve DeBerg- Steve DeBerg was an alright QB for the Chiefs and one tough SOB. He started the string of decent QB’s that the Chiefs would get from the 49er’s. In his time with KC, he had a couple of winning seasons but nothing would come of it. This was a tough one and I seriously considered having a three way tie in this spot but that wouldn’t be right.
There you have it folks. The five best QB’s in Chiefs history and dear lord this was painful to write. Not only because the Chiefs QB situation is far from the best but also the fact that this is the second time I am writing this.
In the next part of this series, we will be looking at the Inside Linebackers.