7. Alex Smith, QB
After the Chiefs went 2-14 in 2012, the Chiefs made very few personnel changes going into 2013. Alex Smith was part of those few changes. He helped lead a 2-14 team around by starting 9-0 in 2013.
Smith cracked the top five in franchise history in yards, completions and touchdown passes. Most importantly, he finished his career with a 50-26 record as a starting quarterback while posting a low interception rate. Smith has the second most victories in Chiefs history behind Len Dawson and currently leads Patrick Mahomes by six victories.
Despite going 1-5 in the playoffs for the Chiefs, Smith put the Chiefs in position to win, putting up nine touchdowns and just two interceptions in his postseason career as a Chief. He helped lead the Chiefs to their first playoff victory in 22 years.
Having played for the 49ers before being traded to the Chiefs and then being traded to Washington, Smith’s best seasons all came in Kansas City. All three of his Pro Bowl honors came in while with the Chiefs. He finished his Chiefs stint with the best quarterback passer rating in the NFL in 2017.
All three of Smith’s Pro Bowls came as a member of the Chief. He won the 2020 Comeback Player of the Year award, returning from a devastating leg injury and helped Washington reach the playoffs in his return.