Scoring Points: Top 10 Offensive Players in Kansas City Chiefs History
For this feature, I picked out my Top 10 Kansas City Chiefs offensive players of all time. This list includes everyone from the Super Bowl I winning team, all the way up to the current roster. It has many different positions as well, but all are very important for any offense to be successful. Enjoy.
10. Tony Richardson
Richardson, known to many as a powerful blocking full back, was also very versatile as he caught many passes out of the backfield and turned them into positive gains. Always known as a hard worker, he gradually improved each season with the Chiefs.
9. Trent Green
The former University of Indiana product was sent to the Chiefs in 2001, after a dismal run with the St. Louis Rams. He would eventually team up with Priest Holmes and Tony Gonzalez to form one of the most potent offenses in Chiefs and NFL history.
8. Otis Taylor
A speed wide receiver who was selected to three Pro Bowls while playing for KC, Taylor helped QB Len Dawson and other teammates to a Super Bowl victory and another Super Bowl appearance during his career. He was the first real wide receiver threat that the Chiefs possessed.
7. Marcus Allen
An excellent power running back that played for the Chiefs for five seasons in the 90's, and who is now in the NFL Hall of Fame. He was counted on many times in the red zone and was very clutch in his time in KC.
6. Brian Waters
Waters, who has been selected to four Pro Bowls as a Chief, teamed up with Roaf and Shields to form one of the most dominating offensive lines in NFL history. Though he will never get the accolades of Big Will and Big Willie, he will still be known as a Chiefs great when his career is done.
5. Willie Roaf
The Chiefs took a chance when they signed free agent OT Willie Roaf in 2002. Little did they know that they had just signed a future Hall of Famer that was still playing at a high level. Roaf was a Pro Bowl selection each of his four years with the Chiefs.
4. Priest Holmes
Holmes rolled into Kansas City as an undrafted backup running back from the Ravens organization. He rolled out of KC as arguably the best running back in Chiefs history. He was named to three Pro Bowls and scored 94 touchdowns along the way.
3. Len Dawson
Old Leonard was the first real offensive threat that the Chiefs franchise ever had. He was the QB of the only championship team in Chiefs history and was also a six-time AFL All-Star selection.
2. Will Shields
A dominating and very punishing lineman, Shields was a force on the Chiefs offensive line from the time he started in 1993 to the day he was done in 2006. He started 230 straight games in his career, and never missed a single game.
1. Tony Gonzalez
I don't think that there was any doubt about No. 1 here. Tony G's resume speaks for itself. The star tight end amassed over 10,000 yards and 76 touchdowns in his 10 years with KC, not to mention his 10 Pro Bowl selections as well. A true warrior on the field, was also an excellent blocking tight end.