2. Priest Holmes
There may never have been another running back with a greater three year stretch as a pro than the years Priest Holmes had in Kansas City from 2001-2003. During that span, he amassed nearly 4,600 yards on the ground, tallied 56 rushing touchdowns, added nearly 2,000 receiving yards and scored through the air five times. For his efforts, he was voted to three straight Pro Bowls and selected as a 1st Team All-Pro.
Holmes entered the league as an unheralded running back from the University of Texas who signed with the Baltimore Ravens after going undrafted in the 1997 draft. After four seasons with Baltimore which saw him amass 2,100 yards on the ground, Holmes signed with the Chiefs and burst on to the scene with his incredible stretch.
In 2002, Holmes was named the Associated Press’s Offensive Player of the Year, and along with Patrick Mahomes is one of only two Chiefs to ever win the award.
As much as fellow Longhorn-turned-Chief running back Jamaal Charles makes us question how to define a Hall of Famer at the running back position, so too should the career of Priest Holmes. The running back is one of the top backs in team history, and is certainly one of the top UDFAs we’ve ever seen as well.