Chiefs all-time quarterbacks: power rankings

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SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 2: Dave Krieg #17 of the Kansas City Chiefs before throwing a pass during an AFC Wild Card playoff game against the San Diego Chargers at Jack Murphy Stadium on January 2, 1993 in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 17-0. (Photo by Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO – JANUARY 2: Dave Krieg #17 of the Kansas City Chiefs before throwing a pass during an AFC Wild Card playoff game against the San Diego Chargers at Jack Murphy Stadium on January 2, 1993 in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 17-0. (Photo by Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images) /

8. Dave Krieg

Krieg only spent two seasons with the Chiefs. Some might say that this should put him further down on the list, btu I would argue that point. Krieg only being here for two seasons meant he had less time to inflict pain on the fan base, and that is something all of us should be grateful for.

Nobody is saying Krieg was a great player at any juncture of his career and certainly not with the Chiefs, but he did his job. Krieg was brought in to be a stopgap after Steve DeBerg flamed out, and that’s exactly what he was. Krieg took over to start all 16 games in 1992 and led the Chiefs to a wild card spot in the AFC. Of course, the Chiefs would lose 17-0 ion the AFC Wild Card game to the San Diego Chargers, leading to the Joe Montana trade.

While with the Chiefs, Krieg completed 55.7 percent of his throws. He stayed on as a backup to Montana in 1993 and started five games before seeing duty in the AFC Championship Game after Montana left the contest in the third quarter with a concussion. Krieg then moved onto the Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears and Tennessee Titans before retiring after the 1998 season at the age of 40.

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