The Chiefs’ best ever QB pick never played for them


To continue this week’s focus on the quarterback position, we wanted to take a look at the Chiefs’ best draft pick at quarterback.

Frankly, when you examine the draft history of Kansas City and quarterbacks, it’s pretty bleak. But there is one pick the Chiefs wish could have materialized.

Roger Staubach played his college football for the Navy Midshipmen. From 1962-1964, Staubach became a star for Navy. He won a trifecta of prestigious college awards: the Heisman, Maxwell, and Walter Camp Memorial Trophies. With him under center, the school made a national title appearance but lost to Texas in 1963.

Staubach was obviously going to be coveted by any football team. But they needed to understand his service commitment. With that in mind, the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League selected Staubach with the 129th pick in round 10 of the 1964 NFL Draft. This was what was referred to as a “future draft pick.” This was made with the understanding that he would not be able to play until he completed his service commitment.

But hold on, before you correctly picture the great Staubach putting on that famous starred helmet, know this: there was another team who picked him.

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