25. FB Tony Richardson (1995-2005)
Wherever Tony Richardson played in the NFL, running backs always found success. That is no accident nor coincidence. Richardson might be the best fullback in NFL history. With his run-blocking ability, running backs had it easy with Richardson leading the way.
Richardson helped Marcus Allen, Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson amass plenty of yards during their time as a Chief. Richardson was key in helping Holmes earn his then-record-setting 27 touchdowns in 2003. Richardson is a three-time Pro Bowler, twice with Kansas City. He also has been named to the All-Pro team twice, once with the Chiefs. Richardson was also named to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team.
24. DE Jared Allen (1989-1996)
Although he was drafted as a long snapper in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft, Jared Allen dominated as a pass rusher in the NFL. During his first four years with the Chiefs, he averaged close to 11 sacks per season. Despite playing just four years, he is 11th all time in team history in sacks.
In 2007, Allen had the best season of any pass rusher that year. In just 14 games, Allen managed to lead the NFL in sacks with 14.5 sacks.
Allen is a four time All-Pro player, a five time Pro Bowler and a two-time sacks leader. He also holds the NFL record for defensive safeties in a career with four, but never had one in Kansas City. Allen never won a Super Bowl, but got a chance to play in Super Bowl 50 as a member of the Carolina Panthers.
23. WR Henry Marshall (1976-1987)
Henry Marshall is among the top five in Chiefs history in receiving yards and receptions, but it was not easy for him to have the success that he had. The Chiefs offense was one of the worst during Marshall’s first couple of seasons, in addition to then-head coach Marv Levy building a run-heavy offense. But once the Chiefs returned to a pro-style offense, the former Missouri Tiger was able to showcase his skills more, earning his status as one of the best wide receivers in Chiefs history.
22. WR Dwayne Bowe (2007-2014)
Dwayne Bowe struggled with consistency at times, but once he had the hot hand, it was tough for defensive backs to stop him. Bowe finished third in Chiefs history in receptions and fourth in receiving yards while being sixth in touchdown catches.
In Bowe’s eight seasons in Kansas City, he was only part of a winning season just three times, two of them coming in his final two years with the team. Bowe is tied first with Tyreek Hill for most touchdown grabs in a single-season in Chiefs history with 15, doing so in 2010 when he led the league in that category. His 7,155 receiving yards is the fourth most in franchise history and second most among wide receivers.
21. CB Dale Carter (1992-1998)
Dale Carter was one of the best cornerbacks during the ’90s and he has the resume to show for it. Carter was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1992 when he came away with seven interceptions and a pick six, the most interceptions he had in a single-season and the only pick six of his career.
Carter’s 21 interceptions are the fifth most in team history among cornerbacks. He earned four Pro Bowl and two All-Pro honors. Unfortunately, off-the-field troubles forced Carter to miss some games in his career, preventing him from reaching his potential.