The 100 Best Chiefs Of All Time: #51-100

The NFL Network has its 100 best players for the 2011 season.

We decided to bring you the 100 best players in Chiefs history.

Let me assure you – there are no right answers when chasing together a list like this one. It’s all personal opinion and that’s one reason these lists appear – to create discussion and controversy among those passionate enough to give a hoot.

This is the first of two parts. What follows are the best Chiefs players from No. 51 through No. 100. On Thursday, we will bring you the top of the list, No 1 through No. 50. Criteria came from what we’ve seen, what we’ve heard and what we’ve read.

Like any of these lists some players will be shortchanged, others will be overrated. Let me know what you think.

Here’s No. 51 through No. 100 starting with a pair of offensive contributors in FB Tony Richardson (left) and WR Stephone Paige (right):

#

Player

Years

Games

Comment

51.

FB Tony Richardson

1995-2005

163

In prime was NFL’s best blocking FB.

52.

WR Stephone Paige

1983-91

125

College FA who used brains & heart.

53.

CB Jim Marsalis

1969-75

78

The final piece of ’69 KC super defense.

54.

DE Eric Hicks

1998-2006

128

College FA that produced quickly.

55.

LB Donnie Edwards

1996-2001, 2007-08

117

Tackling machine, with takeaways.

56.

S Greg Wesley

2000-07

118

Last line of defense during poor “D” era.

57.

WR Eddie Kennison

2001-07

91

Finally reached his 1st round position.

58.

G Mo Moorman

1968-73

72

Solid starter for six seasons at RG spot.

59.

RT Tamarick Vanover

1995-99

70

8 TD returns in his 5 seasons.

60.

RB Mike Garrett

1966-70

58

Offensive force in Super Bowls I & IV.

61.

DE Mike Bell

1979-85, 1987-91

135

Talented defender, hampered by injury.

62.

CB James Hasty

1995-2000

95

One of the best FA adds in KC history.

63.

WR Frank Jackson

1961-65

70

Under-rated catcher with 21 TD catches.

64.

RB Marcus Allen

1993-97

77

Hall of Famer who brought attitude.

65.

LB Dino Hackett

1986-92

85

Big hitter in the middle of the “Sic’em” defense.

66.

RB Curtis McClinton

1962-69

107

KU product had 32 TDs on run/catches.

67.

DE Aaron Brown

1966-72

78

Athletic defender w/explosion off the edge.

68.

WR Dwayne Bowe

2007-10

59

Talented catcher who can move up.

69.

G Dave Szott

1990-2000

143

Maybe the best late round picks in ’90s.

70.

K Nick Lowery

1980-93

212

Productive kicker on bad teams.

71.

CB Dave Grayson

1961-64

55

Early AFL star with 19 INTs and several TDs.

72.

QB Bill Kenney

1979-88

106

Journeyman who blossomed in KC.

73.

C Tim Grunhard

1990-2000

169

Solid pivot over a decade for offense.

74.

RB Joe Delaney

1981-82

23

Oh what might have been had he not passed!

75.

WR Derrick Alexander

1998-2001

60

UFA signee that panned out bit for offense.

#

Player

Years

Games

Comment

76.

S Bobby Hunt

1962-67

84

College QB moved to back-line.

77.

PR-WR J.T. Smith

1978-84

83

He returned 4 punts for scores.

78.

DT Bill Maas

1984-92

116

A strong inside force in his prime.

79.

WR Willie Davis

1991-95

63

CFA who used his speed to hit 20 TDs.

80.

KR-PR Noland Smith

1967-69

32

Super Gnat remains KC’s best returner.

81.

TE Jonathan Hayes

1985-93

136

More blocker than catcher, but always showed up.

82.

DT Joe Phillips

1992-97

91

Waiver-wire claim that produced.

83.

C Casey Wiegmann

2001-07, 2010

111

One of the best UFA signings of the ’00s.

84.

WR Gloster Richardson

1967-70

51

At 6-8 he was tough for defenses to cover.

85.

P Dustin  Colquitt

2005-10

94

Best KC punter in 30 years; kicks for net not gross.

86.

S Jim Kearney

1967-75

115

Solid contributor on the back line.

87.

DB Mark Collins

1994-96

46

Played both CB and S, making plays.

88.

RB Robert Holmes

1968-71

48

“The Tank” was like a bowling ball.

89.

LB Tracy Simien

1991-97

99

Developed into solid defensive leader.

90.

DE Wilbur Young

1971-77

94

Good pass rusher in his prime out of Iowa’s William Penn.

91.

RB Tony Reed

1977-80

56

Solid runner when Levy went to  Wing-T.

92.

G Curt Merz

1962-68

92

Tough blocker out of Iowa in the middle of line.

93.

DE Mel Branch

1960-65

84

LSU product was big early contributor.

94.

TE Walter White

1975-79

63

Signed off waivers, he made impact.

95.

G Tom Condon

1974-84

147

Late choice who survived a decade.

96.

DE Marvin Upshaw

1970-75

67

Tough guy on edge; brother of Gene.

97.

CB David Webster

1960-61

28

Early star for Texans, with 11 INTs.

98.

DL John Browning

1996-2006

121

Versatile and solid, he was available.

99.

WR Frank Pitts

1965-71

74

An offensive force in 2 Super seasons.

100.

LB Derrick Johnson

2005-10

90

Solid ’10 moved him onto the list.


7 Responses to “The 100 Best Chiefs Of All Time: #51-100”

  • July 6, 2011  - gorillafan says:

    I didnt realize Eric Hicks was that good. Seems a little high for me but its just an opinion…


  • July 6, 2011  - Jimbo says:

    Bob,
    I remember most of these guys. Many are subjective at this point, especially without the complete list.
    I’ll have some input tomorrow.


  • July 6, 2011  - cychief24 says:

    Bill Kenney was horrible. He built a load of stats throwing against prevent defenses after the Chiefs were way behind thanks to his poor play.
    Hicks and Mike Bell on the list AND above Aaron Brown?


  • July 7, 2011  - Richard Boyd says:

    Jim Kearney should be higher on this list.He was one rock solid SS that bought the wood.


  • July 7, 2011  - SG says:

    Browning higher than DJ – I can’t exactly think of any plays that Browning ever made that won a game. Interesting…

    Kennison, Wesley, and Hicks all above Marcus and Hasty? Quirky ranking system Bob.


  • July 7, 2011  - Rich says:

    Noland Smith “remains K.C.’s best returner”
    REALLY? Better than Dante Hall? Are you serious? Then you have Tamarick Vanover ranked ahead of him?

    Mike Bell “hampered by injury” how about hampered by cocaine? He’s ranked ahead of James Hasty?

    Weird rankings Bob.


  • July 7, 2011  - TJ says:

    I stopped reading when I saw Eric Hicks name on the list. He barely had a few good games and to have him ranked in the top 100 (let alone 54) is a joke.




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