Best QB Rushers In Chiefs History

As we’ve waited for the start of the 2011 NFL season, we didn’t spend the last four months twiddling our thumbs. Always in the search for something different, we’ll bring you some special statistics, some unusual stats.

Today’s example is our list of the top 10 best running quarterbacks in Chiefs history. The guys with the arrowheads have never really had a long-term runner at the position, someone like a Randall Cunningham (4,928 yards), Michael Vick (4,630 yards), or even an old school guy like Bobby Douglas (2,654 yards.)

Len Dawson earned top honors and is the only QB in team history that went over 1,000 yards in his career. Although he had 1,253 yards on the ground, he averaged just 6.8 yards per game.

The Chiefs have never had a QB run for 100 yards or more in a single game.

Here’s the list:

 

Quarterback

G

Att 

Yds

Avg

LG

TD

Len Dawson

183

283

1,253

4.4

43

9

Steve Fuller

52

139

712

5.1

49

5

Trent Green

88

171

692

4.0

24

3

Mike Livingston

91

156

682

4.4

51

7

Tyler Thigpen

15

62

386

6.2

32

3

Rich Gannon

27

97

383

3.9

21

6

Pete Beathard

52

55

349

6.3

52

6

Elvis Grbac

49

86

315

3.7

22

2

Matt Cassel

30

83

314

3.8

23

0

Todd Blackledge

40

64

280

4.4

26

1

The longest run by a quarterback and the longest run for a TD by a quarterback came on the same play: Steve Bono ran for a 76-yard score against the Arizona Cardinals at Sun Devil Stadium on October 1, 1995.


4 Responses to “Best QB Rushers In Chiefs History”

  • July 14, 2011  - txchief says:

    I’m glad to see that ol’ Turd Blackledge is at the bottom of another Chiefs stat list. Lennie the Cool still rules! Maybe Clark could pay someone to clone Len. We could have a real franchise QB in 23 or 24 years. We probably won’t be able to draft or trade for one before then!


  • July 15, 2011  - Will says:

    I remember the Bono play, when he rolled out to the right and no one was there…and down the sideline he…galloped comes to mind. I would have thought Livingston had a higher yards per attempt, but facts are facts. Thanks for sharing that and let’s hope these guys get this deal done soon.


  • July 15, 2011  - fleaflicker34 says:

    I still have that Bono play on VHS. It always gives us a good laugh because he looks like he is moving in slow motion. If you remember Touchdown Joe Valerio was out ahead of Bones to block and he stopped at the 10 yard line, turned around and waved Bones into the end zone. Funny thing was when he stopped at the 10, it seemed like it took Bones 5 minutes to reach him.


  • July 16, 2011  - Tarrin43 says:

    LOL fleaflicker34, I too have that game on VHS, an everlasting Chiefs memory to say the least lol




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