Whether players are drafted, signed via free agency or acquired in a trade, fans go all-in with supporting any name on the back of the jersey that represents their favorite teams.
Rare is the day, however, when players are afforded the luxury of waking up in the same city and donning the same jersey for their entire playing career. But, however long certain stays are, fans tend to latch on and follow particular players wherever they may call home.
Over the last few seasons, the Kansas City Chiefs have had a handful of players that, when their time in Kansas City had expired and for various reasons, fans still considered them a part of the Chiefs' culture (Tony Gonzalez and Jared Allen being the most evident) or simply wanted to track their progress for the sake of comparison.
As the Chiefs look towards the 2012 campaign, some players and coaches were left behind for the greater good of the team.
Here are three former Chiefs that fans should keep a close eye on during the 2012 season.