10. Elvis Grbac
Hey, another veteran quarterback brought in from the San Francisco 49ers by Carl Peterson! Peterson might have had some kind of sick thing for bringing in signal-callers from the Bay Area, something that obviously continues to this day with Alex Smith. Kansas City acquired Grbac after the 1996 season, with the hopes of him making the Chiefs a Super Bowl champion. It didn’t work.
Grbac started the 1997 season with middling numbers but had solid results with Kansas City going 6-3. However, Grbac broke his collarbone in the season’s ninth game and was out for the remainder of the regular season. Rich Gannon would take over and not lose a game the rest of the year, before shockingly being benched for Grbac in the postseason. The Chiefs were the No. 1 seed but lost their first game to the Denver Broncos.
Grbac threw for 10,643 yards in his four Kansas City seasons, with 66 touchdowns and 47 interceptions. The Chiefs would up moving on from Grbac after the 2000 season, when he went to join the Baltimore Ravens. Grab only lasted one season with the Ravens before retiring. He had all the tools of a good quarterback but simply wasn’t accurate enough.
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