The Kansas City Chiefs’ all-time passing yards leaders include a pair of quarterbacks from past and present who each threw for more than 20,000 in the air. Hall of Famer Len Dawson and recent starter Trent Green headline the Chiefs’ top passers.
5. Mike Livingston: 11,295 yards
Longtime Chiefs’ quarterback Mike Livingston ranks fifth among the Kansas City Chiefs all-time passing yards leaders. Livingston spent his entire 12-year career with the Chiefs as a backup then a starter, earning one Pro Bowl selection in 1969. He had career bests with 2,682 yards and 12 touchdown throws in 1976.
4. Steve DeBerg: 11,873 yards
Former quarterback Steve DeBerg played his best football in Kansas City and remains one of the Chiefs’ all-time passing yards leaders. DeBerg began his career as the 49ers’ starter in 1978 and he took the job in Kansas City in 1988. He threw for 208.3 yards per game with 67 touchdowns and a passer rating of 81.8 wit the Chiefs. In 17 NFL seasons, he tallied 34,241 passing yards to put himself in the NFL’s all-time top 20 in the category.
3. Bill Kenney: 17,277 yards
Bill Kenney was Kansas City’s starter in the 1980s and he ranks third among the Kansas City Chiefs’ all-time passing yards leaders. Kenney played all 106 games of his career as a member of the Chiefs, earning one Pro Bowl selection. In 1983, he threw the first 4,000 yard season in Chiefs’ history when he racked up 4,348 in the air and added 24 touchdowns. Kenney also ranks third on the Chiefs’ passing touchdowns leader board with 105.
2. Trent Green: 21,459 yards
Recent two-time Pro Bowler Trent Green finished second on the Kansas City Chiefs’ all-time passing yards leaders list. After being taken as a late round pick in 1993, Green worked his way into the NFL in 1997. Kansas City acquired him and made him their starting QB in 2001 and he responded with a great six-year run that included two Pro Bowls, three 4,000 yard seasons, and a 87.3 passer rating. Green holds the Chiefs’ highest per game average with 243.9 passing yards per contest and his 4,591 yards in 2004 give him the team record. His career 86.0 passer rating is good for 20th in NFL history.
1. Len Dawson: 28,507 yards
The Kansas City Chiefs’ all-time passing yards leader is Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson. One of the NFL’s top passers of the 1960s, Dawson led the league in completion percentage six times and touchdown passes four times. Leading the Chiefs to their only Super Bowl Championship, he was named MVP of Super Bowl IV. When Dawson started, the Chiefs posted a win-loss record of 94-56 and his 237 touchdowns are by far the most in Chiefs’ history.
Kansas City Chiefs Passing Career Register. Pro-Football-Reference.com