Kansas City Chiefs: Top 50 players of all-time

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Nov 2, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs fans show their support during the first half against the New York Jets at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

50. Gary Barbaro

Barbaro played during the dark ages for the Chiefs from 1976-82. Many people are probably not even aware of who Barbaro is, despite him being in the team Hall of Fame. Barbaro was a third-round pick out of tiny Nicholls State and immediately became one of the top safeties in the game. Unfortunately, he was lured away by the upstart United State Football League at the start of the 1983 season.

Barbaro was a three-time Pro Bowler and notched 39 interceptions in his brief career. Considering he only played seven seasons and 101 games, that is an insane number. Barbaro sits fourth all-time on the Chiefs interception list which is headed by Hall of Famer and current defensive backs coach, Emmitt Thomas.

49. Lloyd Burress

We find another safety from the 1980s at the 49th spot. Burress paired with Deron Cherry to form perhaps the best safety duo in the NFL during that time period. Burress was known as a hard-hitter who could both play in the box and against the pass. Burress was the team’s MVP in 1985 and was inducted into the team Hall of Fame in 1999.

Burress entered the league in 1981 and spent his entire career with the Chiefs until hanging up the cleats following the 1991 campaign. Burress finished up his playing days with 22 interceptions and four touchdowns, along with 2.5 sacks.

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