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USA – CIRCA 1990s: Marcus Allen of the Kansas City Chiefs runs with the ball circa 1990s. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images)

47. Chiefs sign Marcus Allen (1993)

After the 1992 season would end with a quick exit from the playoffs, the Chiefs front office came to the realization that it was time to invest in the offense. A major part of that investment would come at the expense of their biggest rival, the Raiders. For a long time, superstar running back Marcus Allen had been a thorn in the Chiefs side. He was about to become a staple of the offense.

Many believed that Allen’s career was all but over. That partly included Raiders owner Al Davis who did not want to give Allen a big contract to finish his career. So Allen decided to get the last laugh by signing with the arch-rival and revitalizing his career. It paid off for the Chiefs.

With Allen as the lead running back along with Joe Montana at quarterback, the Chiefs would begin a stretch of five consecutive winning seasons, the best of those being in 1993 when they made it to the AFC Championship game. Allen, while not putting up eye-popping stats, was a major part of those teams.

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