3. Joe Montana
Montana played in two seasons for the Chiefs and only started 25 games, so he barely made this list. Yet what he did for the organization has to be valued in a major way.
Look, we all want to be entertained and root for a good team. Under Montana, those two seasons were incredible. Montana threw for 2,144 and 3,283 yards in 1993 and 1994 respectively, but he meant do much more than stats. Montana came over via trade from the San Francisco 49ers in the spring of 1993 after winning four Super Bowls. He came in after inactivity through the previous two years due to an elbow injury, but showed little rust.
In 1993, Montana led the Chiefs to their first divisional crown in 22 years and propelled them to the AFC Championship Game with a pair of crazy playoff wins over the Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Oilers. The following year was Montana’s last in the NFL, with the Chiefs only reaching the AFC Wild Card round.
His last great game came against the Denver Broncos on Monday night in 1994, when he outdueled John Elway at Mile High Stadium. Montana drove Kansas City down the field in the final seconds before hitting Willie Davis with a 7-yard touchdown, giving the Chiefs a 31-28 win. While Montana only played two seasons in Kansas City, nobody will be forgetting them anytime soon.
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