Kansas City Chiefs: 7 Most Despised Players in Team History

Bill Robbins@bill_kc28Correspondent IJuly 12, 2011

Kansas City Chiefs: 7 Most Despised Players in Team History

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    In every facet of life, there are going to be people that rub you the wrong way.

    Like any other NFL franchise, the Kansas City Chiefs have had many of these players over the years.

    Whether it has come from under-performing on the field or being a locker-room cancer, there are many contributing factors that lead to a player not being liked by their loyal fans.

    Here are the most despised Chiefs in franchise history.

Ryan Sims

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    Sims was one of the worst draft busts in Chiefs history.

    The team picked him sixth overall with their first-round pick in the '02 NFL Draft, only to see him make no impact on the game and pick up only five sacks in five seasons from his defensive end position.

    Sims also had a horrible attitude and didn't get along with many of his teammates.

    It's hard to believe that this guy was taken just four picks after six-time Pro-Bowler Julius Peppers in the same draft.

Lin Elliot

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    Who can forget the three missed field goals by Elliot in the '95 playoffs against the Colts?

    I know that I can't, and many other Chiefs fans out there don't want to even think about the name Lin Elliott, considering that KC hasn't won a playoff game since that dreadful January day.

    Elliot might be unfairly criticized for this performance, considering his two-year career in KC wasn't too bad otherwise.

    However, he will still go down as one of the most disliked players in team history because of his epic trifecta of misses on that day over 15 years ago.

Larry Johnson

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    LJ is arguably the most hated player in Chiefs history.

    Looking back, it's easy to see why the city's fans, media and eventually team threw him under the bus.

    Take a selfish attitude and combine it with four separate arrests and you have a recipe for disaster.

    The former two-time Pro-Bowler later found out why the NFL stands for Not For Long for many athletes that have played in it.

    Unfortunately for Chiefs fans, the Larry Johnson era lasted seven long years and should have ended way before it did in 2009.

Samie Parker

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    Samie Parker was one of the worst starting wide receivers in franchise history.

    The former Oregon star averaged less than 400 receiving yards in his tumultuous four seasons with the team.

    Parker would make one great play, and then follow it up with several drops right afterward.

    He was one of Dick Vermeil's WR projects that just never panned out in the end.

Todd Blackledge

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    Blackledge is often referenced as the biggest draft bust in the history of the Kansas City Chiefs.

    KC took him seventh overall in the '83 NFL Draft, only to see him throw 26 touchdowns in his five seasons with the franchise.

    What makes the Blackledge pick even harder to swallow is the fact that future Hall-of-Fame QBs Jim Kelly and Dan Marino were both selected after him that year.

    Since his departure from the NFL in 1989, Blackledge has now relocated to North Canton, OH, many miles away from Chiefs nation in Kansas City.

Bam Morris

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    Bam Morris is one of the biggest criminals that the Chiefs have ever had on any of their teams.

    The former Doak Walker Award winner never got his career off and running, thanks to a host of off-the-field issues.

    He was most famous for having a grand theft auto/drug scheme that he ran with teammate Tamarick Vanover in the late 1990's.

    By the time that Morris left the Chiefs for good, he had already solidified his spot as one of the team's most hated players.

Elvis Grbac

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    Grbac came over from the San Francisco 49ers after the '96 season, only to have a very up-and-down tenure with KC.

    After watching many of his games as the Chiefs QB, fans weren't sure if Grbac knew the color of his own team's jersey when passing the ball.

    The fact that Kansas City opted to go with Grbac over future NFL MVP Rich Gannon is what made Chiefs fans hate him the most in the end.

    Elvis officially left the NFL building in 2001 to pursue other interests.