FanPost: Top 5 Wide Receivers

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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Maslowskis Demon Barber of Skeet Street
Maslowskis Demon Barber of Skeet Street

Honorable mention for Derrick Alexander 2000 with Elvis as his QB. 78 rec 1391 10 TDs

StramtoReid
StramtoReid

1)Taylor
2)Tyreek
3) Paige, Marshall
4) Carlos Carson

irafreak
irafreak

Stephone paige was my aunt’s neighbor when he retired out in California. She got him to autograph a card for me for Christmas when I was young. Small world.

NHChiefsfan
NHChiefsfan

Man, we have not had very good WRs. Perhaps that stems from not having any good QBs so we either didn’t invest much or the QBs made the WRs look bad. Glad Fast Eddie made the list. Always did like him. Really wish Morton hadn’t disappointed.

Chickennpickles
Chickennpickles

I’ve got a feeling that we may look at our historically crappy WR core differently in 10/15 years. At least, I hope so..

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

If we looked at this as top 5 pass catchers we would possibly not have a wr on the list.

1) Gonzo
2) Kelce
3) JC
4) Kimble Anders
5) Priest

Team Player
Team Player

… this explains the N’keal Harry love. Maybe the Kelvin Benjamin signing too.

I didn’t realize how few speedsters that could catch were in the Chiefs’ annals.

slackator
slackator

Im glad Kennison made the list as it seems hes a forgotten member of the Greatest Show on Grass offense. He never got the credit he deserved but Steady Eddie kept that offense matriculating

KCChef
KCChef

The fact that he was late of Denver made that Extra Sweet … : )

slackator
slackator

At the time I had a coworker/friend who was a huge Denver fan. He was pissed that Kennison walked away from them and then joined the Chiefs, absolutely hated the guy for it. I couldnt help but laugh and remind him how good Kennison was doing every game

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

Going into this list, I knew there were 3 guys who were going to make it. Those were Taylor, Eddie, and Bowe. Beyond those three, I had to dig.

4thQtrMagic
4thQtrMagic

up’d for matriculating!

Thepriesttheycalledhim
Thepriesttheycalledhim

Me too. I’ll always remember that game winning TD pass he caught in overtime at Lambeau in 2003.

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer

Damn outside of number one that list is well ungood?

I mean that as the wide receivers not the way the list was put together.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

Bowe was very good until he checked out of the game. Look at the garbage he had throwing him the ball. Doesn’t help that he was the passing offense outside of JC.

4thQtrMagic
4thQtrMagic

One of my favorite memorable moments was Rison doing the spiderman in Denver.

KCChef
KCChef

Was it Morris who did ” the Worm ” ? … : )

slackator
slackator

no Johnnie Morton

KCChef
KCChef

That’s Right … I knew it began w/ an “M” …

4thQtrMagic
4thQtrMagic

Ha ha, the worm! That was cool too.

CHIEFSandSABRES

Good list. I think sometimes we forget exactly how good Dwayne Bowe was.

slackator
slackator

its a shame the QBs he got stuck with before he mentally checked out of the game. I think hed be fantastic in the Mahomes offense, of course he’d be a #3 but a hell of a #3 he’d be

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

#OtisTaylorforHOF

starry1
starry1

Damn, is this the best we got? No wonder we’ve always been a ground team.

4thQtrMagic
4thQtrMagic

That and the guys throwing the ball have never been all that. We have had good ones but not great passers. Imagine anyone on this list with Mahomes.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh

I’m genuinely surprised that Tyreek Hill is not on this list, unless you count him as a return specialist.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

Not quite there, yet.

NHChiefsfan
NHChiefsfan

Probably needs a few more years to build up some stats.

workingmansdead

My God, our WRs have been awful. I mean I knew it was bad, but I didn’t know how bad.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

This list was a nightmare after Taylor, Bowe, and Eddie.

Team Player
Team Player

According to Dick, Johnny Morton’s got three nice balls