Kansas City Chiefs: Top 50 players of all-time

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CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Wide receiver Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs takes the kickback off the first possession to score a touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers in the first quarter at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

44. Dan Saleaumua

Saleaumua was one of the most underrated Chiefs of the Marty Schottenheimer era. After being released by the Detroit Lions following a two-year stay, Saleaumua was picked up by Kansas City in 1989 and played there through the 1996 campaign. He made one Pro Bowl (1995) and an All-Pro team (1990). He was known as one of the best defensive tackles of the decade.

Saleaumua still holds the franchise record for recovering 18 fumbles during his tenure. At 315 pounds, Saleaumua played next to Joe Phillips and allowed Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith 1-on-1 battles on the outside, resulting in tremendous careers.

43. Tyreek Hill

Hill has only been in the league for two years and change, so it’s tough to put him any higher on the list at this juncture. Still, it’s impossible to keep Hill completely off the scroll when you consider the impact he has made both on the league and the Chiefs.

After being a fifth-round draft choice out of West Alabama, Hill made an immediate impact in his rookie season of 2016, catching 61 passes for 593 yards and six touchdowns, while adding more than 900 return yards and three scores, making him an All-Pro.

Last year, the 24-year-old exploded onto the scene from an offensive standpoint, catching 75 passes for 1,193 yards and seven scores while scaling back his return duties. In 2018, Hill appears a sure bet to be one of the most prolific receivers in the game with Patrick Mahomes throwing him the rock.

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