Kansas City Chiefs History: All-Time Offense
Over the years, they have been many great offensive players that have worn a Kansas City Chiefs jersey. From Dawson to Tony G, this list highlights the very best players at each of their respective starting positions on the Chiefs offense.
QB: Len Dawson
Leonard was and is still the best QB that has ever donned a Kansas City Chiefs uniform. Like fellow teammate Otis Taylor, Dawson is still considered the first standout player at his position in Chiefs history. His leadership as a QB led to the only Super Bowl victory in Chiefs history to date. His 239 passing touchdowns are still #1 all-time in Chiefs history.
FB: Tony Richardson
He is easily one of the best players to ever play his position of fullback. During his time with the Chiefs, he was selected to three Pro Bowls, and he dished out hundreds of punishing blocks to defenders time and time again. T-Rich was not only an outstanding blocker, but he also was a sure-handed receiver out of the backfield, as he had 190 receptions for 1,409 yards in his time in Kansas City.
RB: Priest Holmes
Mr. Holmes was one of the best, if not, the best free agent pickup ever by the Chiefs. Holmes went from being an undrafted running back in the NFL to a three-time Pro Bowl running back in the AFC. He rushed for over 1,000 yards in three different years for the Chiefs, along with accumulating 76 rushing touchdowns during that time.
WR: Otis Taylor
Otis was the first great Chiefs receiver and was a big reason why Kansas City beat the Vikings in Super Bowl IV. Taylor is known by many as one of the only franchise receivers in team history, as he played for KC during his entire career. He amassed 7,306 receiving yards(including 1,297 in 1966) and caught 57 touchdown passes in eleven years for the team.
WR: Chris Burford
Chris Burford is hands down the second best wide receiever that has ever put on a Chiefs uniform, behind Otis Taylor. During his career in Kansas City, he had over 3,500 receiving yards and also had 33 touchdowns. He might go down as the toughest and strongest receiver in Chiefs history as he was very physical and hard to bring down with his 6'3, 220 lb frame.
TE: Tony Gonzalez
Tony G was not only the best Chiefs TE ever, he is also arguably the best tight end to ever play in the NFL. His amazing ability to get open, catch anything and everything thrown at him, and block opposing defenders are why he is known as one of the best. He was selected to ten Pro Bowls in just twelve seasons in KC, and has numerous Chiefs receiving records including 10,940 receiving yards and 76 touchdown catches.
LT: Jim Tyrer
Jim Tyrer was an offensive lineman who played for eleven seasons at left tackle for Kansas City from 1963 to 1973, and started in all 166 games during this time. As good as right tackle Dave Hill was to the Chiefs offensive line at the time, Tyrer was even better from the other side of the Kansas City O-line. He continuously dominated defensive lineman and would be tacklers all season long, and is a member of the Chiefs Hall of Fame and was selected to nine Pro Bowls due to his efforts on the field.
LG: Brian Waters
Waters, similar to former teammate Priest Holmes was undrafted coming out of college, and made a name for himself with the Chiefs in the early 2000's. He, along with Will Shields and Willie Roaf made up one of the best offensive lines in NFL history during that decade, and he will always be known as one of the best guards in Chiefs history.
C: Jack Rudnay
He was a very undersized center at 6'3, 240 lbs, but played much bigger than his size during his career, as he was selected to four Pro Bowls for his efforts.His 178 career games at center is still a Chiefs record for that position.
RG: Will Shields
Big Will was known as one of the most durable lineman ever as he never missed a game from his rookie season in 1993 until his retirement after the 2006 season. This was a span of 224 consecutive games, a feat that might never be accomplished again for an offensive lineman. He also went to twelve Pro Bowls as a Chiefs and could also be considered one of the very best right guards to play in the NFL.
RT: Dave Hill
Dave Hill was the Will Shields of the early Chiefs teams as he was extremely durable and rarely missed a game. At one point during his career, Hill didn't miss a game for nine straight seasons. He played for KC for twelve seasons, from 1963-74, and along with left tackle Jim Tyrer, made up one of the best bookend tackle combos in the league at the time.