Top 5 Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks

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Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) celebrates after throwing a pass for a touchdown during the second quarter of the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

In light of the many recent debates taking place on Arrowhead Addict and around the Chiefs kingdom, I have decided to put together my all time top 5 Kansas City Chiefs quarterback list.

Recently, the success of the Chiefs quarterbacks has been up and down over the past few years, from the Tyler Thigpen days, to Brodie Croyle taking over for Matt Cassel. Recently the Chiefs have found themselves a quarterback worth keeping around, or not depending on who you talk to. So for this list I have chosen to leave out said quarterback Alex Smith from the top 5 despite the numbers and the success he had.

Once again this is all opinion and while my favorite quarterbacks may not be yours, I would like to know who would be in your top five for our favorite team. So without further introduction I give you the Top 5 Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks.

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Tags: Bil Kenney Featured Joe Montana Kansas City Chiefs Len Dawson Popular Steve Deberg Trent Green

  • Bud Sidener

    Wish we could get back Lenny in his prime.

  • Alex Rodman

    In about ten years, Aaron Murray will be in the top five.

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    Trent Green over Joe Montana. I am waiting for heads to explode over that. Love the Bill Kenney ranking. People tend to forget about him.

    • Chiroubles

      While I myself would lean towards putting Montana over Green, I’m not going to go all House Bolton and flay the author alive for it. Very close call….

    • Ardent Shepherd

      There’s no comparison between the two if you account for Montana’s time in SF. But if you’re just looking at the KC seasons, Trent Green was a much more efficient QB and put up monster numbers. If Trent had won a Super Bowl for us, it’d be a tough decision for me whether Len or Trent would go #1. I’m glad Green got the type of recognition his play deserved. It’s too bad his career ended (for all intents and purposes) on a late hit.

  • area

    I know he never took the Chiefs to the promised land..but Deberg was so good at play action that he routinely faked out the cameraman. It was nothing to see Deberg fade back in the pocket fake a long throw down field and hand the ball of for a decent gain, all before the cameraman rediscovered where the ball went. Good times.

    • tm1946

      One of the QBs with the biggest hands (indicating ???? LOL) in the NFL and mental skills to use them. A master at the fake.
      Speaking of one fake in an entire career, Bono ran a naked boot and everyone in the world was looking one way and he and a TE ran to the end zone….. and it took a long time.

  • Scott Gauld

    I agree with the list and was naming them before seeing your top 5.

    • Nick_Floyd_Arrowhead Addict

      Nice, had it was really hard for two reasons. Not everyone is Lenny Dawson, and trying to pick just five is insane.

  • Chiroubles

    Poor Bill Kenney. So often he shows up in the highlight reels of other teams’ pass rushers, getting crushed like a dog in front of a semi on the Interstate. Lord, that man took a beating, but he did put up some very good numbers for some horrible teams….

  • CrowheartButte

    Nice article, good list and I agree with it. one little item; the first four Superbowls were before the merger of the AFLNFL

    • Nick_Floyd_Arrowhead Addict

      Thanks for the heads up, I thought I had it correct.

      • CrowheartButte

        Well pretty close and no big deal. Superbowl number three with Joe Willie’s Jets and the Colts opened up everyone’s eyes. SB4 was then advertised as the last meeting of the AFL and NFL before the merger and much to all of our delight the Chiefs then lambasted the Vikings!!! and the new NFL was born.

  • Daniel Mayfield

    Good players. Wish they would have Joe or Trent at a younger age now days! Yeah, I know there’s only 1 big WR but there’s TE.
    Anyway, lets wait and see what Alex can do for the team. (Besides trying to drain every penny from the team). Although that might be in the agents mind.