The Chiefs have a really good All Time 55-man roster. When evaluating it as a whole, we can reach a few general conclusions. First, they are excellent on the offensive line and the defensive front seven, and they may have the most talented quarterback of all time. Next, the team is good at running back and safety. While these positions are not quite as strong as the others, they are still very good. The team is weakest at wide receiver and cornerback, but they have ample talent to be competitive.
If we compared the Chiefs All-55 roster to that of other franchises, this iteration would likely rank near the bottom of the top 10. There are definitely teams with more talented histories: the Dallas Cowboys, the Green Bay Packers, the San Francisco 49ers, the Pittsburgh Steelers all come to mind almost immediately. However, the Chiefs would hold their own and certainly be playoff bound in more years than not in an All-Time NFL League.
One of the most interesting elements of this thought-experiment was figuring out how to rectify the generational gaps which produced different eras of football. Travis Kelce is a wide receiver on the 1960’s squad. What position does Derrick Thomas play in the NFL in 1963? 2020? What on earth would Hank Stram do with Tyreek Hill?
These were really interesting to think about and we approached the team-building process assuming the NFL in 2020 (minus coronavirus). Certainly everyone will have their own opinion. Post them in the comments!