by Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor.
The Kansas City Chiefs are the defending Super Bowl champions and are three-point favorites to become the first back-to-back champs since 2005, when the New England Patriots successfully repeated their previous year’s Super Bowl run. From Len Dawson and Bobby Bell to Derrick Thomas and Tony Gonzalez, KC has a rich history of successful players and teams. Take this short trivia quiz and see how much you’re acquainted with this team!
1. Before the franchise became the Kansas City Chiefs, what was the team known as?
A. Fort Worth Royals
B. Dallas Texans
C. Austin Renegades
2. What jersey number did Joe Montana wear when he was a member of the Chiefs?
3. Where did Chiefs All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce play his college ball?
C. Penn State
4. What former Chiefs player holds the NFL record for most sacks in a single game, with 7?
A. Dontari Poe
B. Willie Lanier
C. Derrick Thomas
5. Who has the most head coaching victories in the history of the Chiefs?
A. Andy Reid
B. Marty Schottenheimer
C. Hank Stram
6. Who was on the receiving end of Patrick Mahomes’ first passing TD of his career?
A. Tyreek Hill
B. Kareem Hunt
C. Demarcus Robinson
7. In the 1983 offseason, Chiefs star running back Joe Delaney died while trying to save three children from drowning. What number did he wear for KC?
8. What Kansas City great would later host HBO’s “Inside the NFL” from 1977 to 2001?
A. Len Dawson
B. Buck Buchanan
C. Emmitt Thomas
9. Who is Kansas City’s all-time leader in career rushing yards?
A. Christian Okoye
B. Jamaal Charles
C. Priest Holmes
10. Former Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez is widely considered as the greatest tight end of all time. Where did he play in college?
B. Arizona State
1 – B. The franchise began play in 1960 as the Dallas Texans. The franchise relocated to Kansas City in 1963.
2 – A. Montana, who quarterbacked the Chiefs in 1993 and 1994, wore #19.
3 – B. Kelce was a Cincinnati Bearcat.
4 – C. Thomas set the record against the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 11, 1990.
5 – C. Stram led KC to 210 wins. Schottenheimer is a distant second, with 160.
6 – A. Mahomes connected with Hill on a 58-yard TD strike in KC’s 2018 opener against the Chargers.
7 – B. Delaney wore #37. Less than a month after his tragic death, he was posthumously honored with a Presidential Citizens Medal by President Ronald Reagan.
8 – A. Len Dawson
9 – B. Charles ran for 7,260 yards as a Chief.
10 – C. Gonzalez played football and basketball for the Golden Bears.
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