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History of Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks. Current Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith at the 2. Pro Bowl. 31 quarterbacks have started for the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs since their franchise began. The team has also had numerous backup quarterbacks that have stolen the spotlight from the starters.Under Len Dawson, the Texans/Chiefs won three American Football League championships and appeared in two Super Bowl championship games. Dawson was named Most Valuable Player following the Chiefs' victory in Super Bowl IV. Dawson played a total of 1. Kansas City and retired with many franchise records.
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Despite never having success in developing a quality quarterback of their own, the Chiefs have achieved success under many veteran quarterbacks, including Dave Krieg, Joe Montana, Elvis Grbac, and Trent Green. The Chiefs have struggled to draft and develop their own quarterback through the years, often relying on veteran leadership at the position.Brodie Croyle was the team's starting quarterback at the beginning of the 2. In Croyle's absence, the Chiefs have used both Damon Huard and Tyler Thigpen as the starter in alternating weeks. Croyle returned to start in Week 7, and both he and Huard suffered season- ending injuries.[1.
HistoryStarting quarterbacksThe Chiefs have had many notable and established quarterbacks on their squad at different times. Hall of Famers Len Dawson and Joe Montana led the Chiefs in two successful eras and both led the team to playoff appearances in their first seasons.[1. The franchise's first starter was Cotton Davidson, who started 2. Texans before being traded in 1. Team owner Lamar Hunt traded Davidson to the Oakland Raiders for the first- overall selection in the 1.
AFL Draft.[1. 5] The franchise used that pick to select future Hall of Fame defensive tackle. Buck Buchanan.[1. In Davidson's absence, free agent quarterback Len Dawson signed with the team on July 2, 1. NFL with Pittsburgh and Cleveland.[1.
In Dallas, Dawson was rejoined with head coach Hank Stram who served as an assistant coach with Purdue, where Dawson played college football.[1. In his first season with the Texans, Dawson led the team to a double- overtime victory over the Houston Oilers in the AFL Championship Game.[1. The victory brought the team's first league championship."'Lenny the Cool'.. He was our leader.
He was the man."[1. Len Dawson was the franchise's most successful quarterback, playing in 1. Texans/Chiefs, and holds many franchise records.[1. He was nicknamed "Lenny the Cool" for his calm composure on the field.[1. Dawson completed 2,1.
He ranks first in team history in pass attempts, completions, passing yards and touchdowns.[1. He led the Chiefs to 9. AFL titles.[1. 7] Dawson led the Chiefs to an appearance in the first AFLвЂ“NFL Championship Game (later known as "Super Bowl I") against the Green Bay Packers.[1. He was named MVP of Super Bowl IV when he directed Kansas City to a 2. Minnesota Vikings.[1.
Dawson was named to six AFL All- Star teams and one Pro Bowl squad, in addition to being named the AFL Player of the Year in 1. Dawson was also named the NFL Man of the Year in 1. Dawson threw a franchise record six touchdown passes against the Denver Broncos on November 1, 1. In 1. 96. 6, while still playing for the Chiefs, Dawson became the sports director and anchor for KMBC- TV, a local Kansas City ABC affiliate.[2.
As of 2. 00. 9, Dawson is still KMBC's sports director.[2. He would practice and play for the Chiefs during the day and later help anchor news broadcasts at night.[2.
After retiring from the NFL in 1. Dawson began hosting Inside the NFL on HBO and worked network broadcasts for NBC.[2. He joined the Chiefs' radio broadcast team in 1. Bill Kenney was the team's starting quarterback in various times between 1. Kenney played behind a porous offensive line and holds the franchise record for most times sacked (1. Kenney's All- Pro wide receiver teammate Carlos Carson said, "I don't care who you are, it's tough to throw a pass when you're lying on your back."[2. Kenney was selected to the 1.
Pro Bowl.[2. 3] After retiring from professional football, Kenney became a State Senator for the Missouri Senate. The Chiefs made a mistake in drafting quarterback Todd Blackledge in the 1. NFL Draft believing that Blackledge was a better choice than Jim Kelly and Dan Marino.[2. Blackledge never started a full season for Kansas City while Kelly and Marino played Hall of Fame careers.[2.
Blackledge started 2. Kansas City, but inconsistent play led to him sharing time with Bill Kenney from 1. In the 1. 98. 7 season, the Chiefs used five starting quarterbacks for the only time in franchise history.[2.
Doug Hudson was the last quarterback drafted by the team to start a game until Brodie Croyle started in 2. In Hudson's only game, he was sacked in the endzone for a safety by the Denver Broncos' Jim Ryan.[3.
The sack and fumble is the only recorded statistic for his career.[3. In 1. 98. 8, the Chiefs traded two draft selections and safety. Mark Robinson to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for veteran quarterback Steve De.
Berg.[3. 2] De. Berg spent four seasons with the Chiefs, leading the team to 2 postseason appearances (in 1. De. Berg compiled 1. Chiefs with an 8.
De. Berg's best year was 1. In his first season with the team, Joe Montana led the Chiefs to their first and to date only AFC Championship Game appearance. On April 2. 1, 1. Kansas City acquired quarterback Joe Montana, safety David Whitmore, and a third- round draft pick in the 1. NFL Draft (Will Shields) by sending their first- round selection to the San Francisco 4.
Montana had already agreed on a three- year, $1. Montana would lead the Chiefs to the AFC Championship Game for the first and to date only time in franchise history.
He was also selected to the 1. Pro Bowl.[2. 3] In 1. Montana led the Chiefs into Mile High Stadium to face John Elway and the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football.[3. Elway performed some of his late- game magic but it was Montana who stole the show in a game later known as the "Monday Night Shootout."[3. The two teams entered the fourth quarter tied at 2.
Chiefs field goal put the team on top 2. After a turnover by the Broncos, Kansas City appeared ready to run out the clock behind running back. Marcus Allen.[3. 5] Allen fumbled, leaving the Broncos with possession of the ball, and Elway led the Broncos to a touchdown to give Denver a 2. However, with 1: 2.
Montana led the Chiefs 7. Chiefs snapped an 1. Denver with a 3. 1вЂ“2. Trent Green lines up with the Chiefs' offense, 2.
After the departure of Elvis Grbac in 2. Chiefs acquired Trent Green in a trade with the St. Louis Rams. In his first season, Green struggled and was called "a big disappointment."[3. Phil Kloster famously nicknamed him "Tr- INT" after he had a particularly rough outing versus Denver in which he threw 4 interceptions to Deltha O'Neal.
This was later picked up from Chiefs fan page Chiefsplanet by Jason Whitlock who printed the moniker in the Kansas City Star and took the nickname to fame.[3. By his third season, Green led the Chiefs to a 1.
Chiefs' high- powered offense."[3. In 2. 00. 4, Green threw for 4,5. Green was selected to two Pro Bowl games in 2. Green's 8. 1- game start streak for the Chiefs from 2.
His 8. 8 career starts for the Chiefs is second behind Dawson.[2. Green is the Chiefs' career leader in passer rating (8. He is the only quarterback in Chiefs history to throw a "perfect game" registering a 1. Detroit on December 1. In the past few decades, the Chiefs have relied on veteran quarterbacks to lead their team.[2.
The Chiefs never drafted their own quarterback to develop until Brodie Croyle was chosen in the 2. NFL Draft and claimed the starting position in 2. In the years prior to drafting Croyle (1. Chiefs had drafted 3. When head coach Herman Edwards was hired in 2. Croyle was the team's starting quarterback heading into the 2.
Damon Huard played in Croyle's absence. Huard started the Chiefs' game in Week 2, but he himself suffered an injury and Tyler Thigpen substituted for the remainder of the game. Thigpen started for the Chiefs in Huard and Croyle's absence against the Falcons. Croyle returned in Week 7 to start against the Tennessee Titans but suffered a season- ending knee injury.[1. Following the injuries to Croyle and Huard, Thigpen became the de facto starting quarterback.[4. After a poor first career start for Thigpen against Atlanta, a game in which he threw three interceptions, the Chiefs implemented the spread offense.[4. With the absence of RB Larry Johnson, the central part of the Chiefs' offense in years past, offensive coordinator Chan Gailey adjusted the offense to mimic the spread formation run by Thigpen at Coastal Carolina.[4. It was considered by many in the NFL as a gamble, since there have been doubts over the spread offense's longterm success at the professional level.[4.
It was also a new direction for head coach Herman Edwards, who has long had a reputation for favoring more conservative, run- oriented offenses.[4. After it was implemented, Edwards began seeing his team gain confidence with every game it played in that wide- open system, as the Chiefs began to become competitive once again on offense.[4. The switch to the spread offense paid off for Thigpen and his abilities.[4. Prior to the Chiefs implementing the spread offense, Thigpen had been playing erratically with the Chiefs, and he suddenly became poised and effective running the new offense.[4. In Thigpen's second career start, he passed for 2.
New York Jets, nearly leading the Chiefs to win over the heavily favored Jets.[4. Thigpen's passer rating climbed from 4.
Atlanta.[4. 6] The Chiefs scored more than 1. Thigpen won his first game as the Chiefs' starter on November 3. Oakland Raiders, leading Kansas City to a 2. Thigpen finished 1. The offensive gameplan finally paid off and resulted in a victory which ended a 7- game losing streak for the Chiefs.[4.
Kansas City Chiefs 2. For a prediction to be truly bold, it must be something that few people see as actually happening. For instance, it would have been bold if someone predicted the 2. Chiefs to go 1. 1 - 5 and make the playoffs. Predictions are fun because you can go back and make fun of yourself ..
I am going to list a number of 'bold predictions' for the 2. Chiefs, give a likelihood that said prediction will happen, and provide my take on whether or not the prediction will happen. Bold Prediction No. The nickname YAClin will take hold for Jeremy Maclin.
The other day in a comment thread here on AP this nickname popped into my lap and I rolled with it. However, I'm not too sure how cool YAClin sounds. Is it cool? Chance this could happen: 5 percent. I don't think this nickname will take root for Maclin, unfortunately. Even though I like it, I can't help but think I could actually create a catchy nickname. People will continue to use Self- Tacklin Maclin instead.
But dang YAClin is cool. Bold Prediction No. Alex Smith will throw for 3.
TDs. It's hard to argue with the success that Chiefs QBs had in the preseason. Smith threw for a 7. The 'death by a thousand paper cuts' offense the Chiefs run would be able to move the chains more with an increase in Smith's completion percentage.
Chance this could happen: 1. The most TDs Smith has thrown for in a season is 2. It would be foolish to think that after all these years Smith would suddenly outperform his career high by seven or more touchdowns. However .. (this is the part where I convince myself it can happen) .. I am going to be foolish and say Smith will throw for 3.
IF HE STAYS HEALTHY. The reasoning for my decision of 3.
Smith right now. He had a solid preseason, he appears to be pushing the ball down the field more, and for the first time in his career he has had coaching and offensive stability for three consecutive years. Bold Prediction No. Arrowhead Pride commentors will continue to debate over Alex Smith.
Some people want it to stop. Some people just can't seem to get enough. Some people go to the corner and get in a fetal position and rock back and forth.
Either way.. Chance this could happen: 1. Yeah, this is going to continue to be a thing here at AP. I guess it can't be considered a bold prediction if it's guaranteed to happen. Oops! Bold Prediction No.
Marcus Peters will lead the Chiefs in INTs. Peters was drafted to be a ball hawk. He has had the most INTs in practice leading into the season.
At the same time he is a rookie who is still learning the game. Chance this could happen: 4. I believe Peters will tie for the lead in interceptions with another Chiefs DB. Let's go with Ron Parker as the other DB.
Bold Prediction No. Justin Houston will eclipse the 2. It has been well documented that Justin Houston is a freak of nature. However, almost every player in recent history who has had 2. Will Houston continue this trend? Chance this could happen: 1. I don't think Houston will reach 2.
As a whole I believe the defensive team sack totals will go up from last year as players like Dee Ford and Tamba Hali have more sacks. Hitting 2. 0 sacks is not easy in the NFL regardless of how big of a freak of nature you are. Bold Prediction No.
The Chiefs will win the Super Bowl. There are a lot of good stories with this team. Eric Berry can be and is an inspiration to each of his teammates. Combine that with who Andy Reid and his great coaching career and things seem to just fall into place. A lot of Chiefs fans (and players) have a 'feeling' about this season.
There is just something about it. Chance this could happen: 3 percent. Call me a homer, call me an idiot, call me whatever you'd like, but if I really sit down and think about all the things the Chiefs have going for them, and all the positives going into this season, I can't help but think this has the possibility of being the Chiefs year. Is it likely the Chiefs will win the Super Bowl? No of course not. But something in my gut is screaming yes. Now let's hear your bold predictions!