No. 9: OLB Tamba Hali
Tamba Hali was a ferocious pass rusher during the 2010s. As a defensive end, Hali collected 18.5 sacks in his first three years. After the Chiefs transitioned to a 3-4 defensive front, Hali evolved into an elite pass rusher as an outside linebacker.
In 2010, Hali came away with double-digit sacks for the first time in his career, finishing with an AFC-leading 14.5 sacks. As a six-time Pro Bowler and two-time second-team All-Pro player, Hali was successful in beating pass-blockers and getting to the quarterback and one of the best to do it during his time in the NFL. Hali finished his career with 89.5 sacks, which is the second most in Chiefs history, being behind Pro Football Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas.
In order to be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a player or coach must be retired for five seasons. Hali’s last season was 2017, but he did not announce his retirement until 2021. It may be safe to assume he won’t be eligible until 2026.