[48][49] Cassel competed with Thigpen for the starting quarterback position during training camp and won decisively. [42] 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. Quarterback is the most important position in all of football, so it’s only fair that when the Kansas City Chiefs are about to face a certain team, that a lot of the emphasis is put on the quarterback in which they’ll be facing. He’s one of only eight quarterbacks to throw for 5,000 yards in a single season, and only he and Peyton Manning have achieved the preceding two feats in the same year. Mariota, however, has not looked anything like being the second overall pick in the draft. Welcome to Chiefs Wire's European Union Experience. [60] Alex Smith took the former 2-14 team and led them to a 9–0 start and an 11–5 record, as a strong defense and a decent offense led them to a playoff berth. So, when looking at these seven players what are my predictions for how things shake out? [90] Green's agent had also said that the Dolphins were willing to be "flexible" in the trade negotiations, but the Chiefs organization were reportedly ignoring their calls in late May.[92]. [47], On February 28, 2009, the Chiefs acquired QB Matt Cassel and LB Mike Vrabel from the New England Patriots for the #34 overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft. Henne didn’t see any playing time until the final game of the season, which was definitely a good thing, as it meant that Mahomes stayed healthy all season long. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) [57] The Chiefs ended with the worst record in the NFL in offensive passing[58] and finished the season with a 2–14 record. [17] 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. [28] 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. The Kansas City Star is evaluating the Chiefs 2019 season and looking ahead to 2020, position by position.

That’s not what happened though. [53] The game ended with a loss, however, with the final score being 30–7. 1 overall pick Alex Smith. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. on the sidelines. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Kansas City Chiefs and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more.

Ivy League Player of the Year as a QB is likely a TE/H-back/special teams hybrid in the NFL. He started nine games, though probably could have returned for the end of the season had Jackson not been playing well. Green voiced his frustration,[90][91] and criticism was drawn to the Chiefs' apparent neglect to trade Green. In 1988, the Chiefs traded two draft selections and safety Mark Robinson to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for veteran quarterback Steve DeBerg. He can certainly do so against Manuel and the UDFA options. [13] In 1966, while still playing for the Chiefs, Dawson became the sports director and anchor for KMBC-TV, a local Kansas City ABC affiliate. KC Royals: What should happen with Alex Gordon after 2019? [42] It was also a new direction for head coach Herman Edwards, who has long had a reputation for favoring more conservative, run-oriented offenses. [18] In the years prior to drafting Croyle (1960–2005), the Chiefs had drafted 30 quarterbacks and each led the team to victory just 57 times, or 15%. Both teams had great quarterbacks. To date, Mahomes has won 28 of the 36 games that he has started, including both the regular season and playoffs.

[82] The Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns were also interested in Green, whom were both looking for a veteran quarterback. His senior year saw him throw for 3,130 yards, 24 touchdowns, and six interceptions. We all knew Smith wouldn’t be the answer long-term (though he did spend five years here and was one of the best quarterbacks in franchise history). [90] Head coach Herman Edwards voiced his own displeasure with Green's outspoken comments and simply said that he was "trying to create competition." [16] After retiring from professional football, Kenney became a State Senator for the Missouri Senate. [72] Livingston, surrounded by a much weaker cast when he got another chance to start, never enjoyed much success again. [14] As of 2009, Dawson is still KMBC's sports director. Under Len Dawson, the Texans/Chiefs won three American Football League championships and appeared in two Super Bowl championship games. [41][42], After a poor first career start for Thigpen against Atlanta, a game in which he threw three interceptions, the Chiefs implemented the spread offense. We’ll go from worst to first. [44] In Thigpen's second career start, he passed for 280 yards with a 69.4% completion rate, with two touchdowns and no interceptions against the New York Jets, nearly leading the Chiefs to win over the heavily favored Jets. Last season, it was Chad Henne who held the clipboard (or iPad?) Let’s rank every single quarterback on the Chiefs schedule this year. When you're in the playoffs, you're desperate. [35][93] The pick could have been upgraded to a fourth-round selection if Green reached certain predetermined playing time and performance levels.

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