ForeverRanger’s Fun Series Continues!!!
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. Today we will be talking about the Wide Receivers. Starting with this part, I will be including the years in which a player played with the Chiefs.
- Otis Taylor (1965-1975)- When people talk about Hall of Fame snubs, for me Taylor is at the top of the list. Playing his entire 10 year career with the Chiefs, he amassed over 7000 yards and 57 TD’s. Taylor was the original big body WR and set the stage for guys like Jerry Rice, Terrell Owens and Randy Moss. Len Dawson is quoted in saying that Taylor made it easy for him.
- Dwayne Bowe (2007-2014)- The best WR in some rough teams, Bowe was in much of the same mold as Taylor. He was a guy you could throw the ball to and most of the time he will catch it. One of his best traits was that he wasn’t afraid to block in the run game. Eventually the wheels fell off but Bowe had made his mark on the team.
- Stephone Paige (1983-1992)- Paige was one of the lone bright spots on those 80’s teams that really made the Chiefs irrelevant. He owned the single game receiving record from 1985 to 1989. In his entire career with the Chiefs he had over 6000 yards and 49 TD’s.
- Eddie Kennison (2001-2007)- Every QB needed that number 1 WR and Eddie was Green’s. While he played for a few teams, Eddie will be best known for his time in KC. In his 7 year and one day tenure with Kansas City, he had over 5000 yards and 25 TD’s. He signed a one day contract in 2010 to retire a member of the team.
- Henry Marshall (1976-1987)- See the thing I love about this series is that you find a name you had never heard of. Henry Marshall is one such name. Marshall’s climb to the top of the Chiefs’ receiving records was not an easy on, to say the least. The Chiefs were crap in Marshall’s first five seasons, and his season high receptions was my age, 28, and that was in his rookie season. When Levy took over the team in 1978, the Chiefs moved to a run heavy offense which put a damper on his production. He is second in receptions for the Chiefs only behind Tony Gonzalez.
There we have it folks, my top 5 WR’s in Chiefs history. The list wasn’t as difficult as I once thought it would be. In our next go around, I will be talking OLB’s. Until then, take care.