Kansas City Chiefs

National Football League franchise in Kansas City, Missouri

The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team in Kansas City, Missouri. The team is a part of the Western Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Their starting quarterback is Patrick Mahomes.

Kansas City Chiefs
Current season
Established August 14, 1959; 61 years ago (August 14, 1959)[1]
First season: 1960
Play in Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City, Missouri
Headquartered in University of Kansas Health System Training Facility
Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Chiefs wordmark
Wordmark
League/conference affiliations

American Football League (1960–1969)

  • Western Division (1960–1969)

National Football League (1970–present)

Current uniform
Kc chiefs uniforms.png
Team colorsRed, gold, white[2][3]
              
MascotWarpaint (1963–1988, 2009–present)
K. C. Wolf (1989–present)
Personnel
Owner(s)Hunt family[4]
ChairmanClark Hunt
CEOClark Hunt
PresidentMark Donovan
General managerBrett Veach
Head coachAndy Reid
Team history
  • Dallas Texans (1960–1962)
  • Kansas City Chiefs (1963–present)
Team nicknames
  • The Redwood Forest (Defense, 1966–1971)
  • The Legion of Zoom[5][6] (Offense, 2018–present)
Championships
League championships (3)
Conference championships (1)
Division championships (12)
  • AFL Western: 1962, 1966
  • AFC West: 1971, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2003, 2010, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Playoff appearances (22)
Home fields

Originally called the Dallas Texans, the club was founded by Lamar Hunt in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League. The team moved to Kansas City and became the Chiefs in 1963 after then-Kansas City mayor H. Roe Bartle promised the team they would have more ticket sales. The Chiefs then joined the NFL as part of the AFL-NFL Merger. The Chiefs hold the distinction of being the second AFL team (after the New York Jets) to beat an NFL club in an AFL-NFL World Championship Game when they beat the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV.

The Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV by defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20. This was the team’s first Super Bowl win since 1969.

The term "chief" is sometimes considered to be insulting to Native Americans. There has been no serious effort to change the team's nickname.[source?] They have used an arrowhead as their symbol for a long time. They also named their home field Arrowhead Stadium.

Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson (center). Under him you can see the Chiefs helmet, with the logo.

Other websitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Chiefs History 1958-1959". Chiefs.com. NFL Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  2. "Chiefs Uniform History". Chiefs.com. NFL Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  3. "Kansas City Chiefs Team Capsule". 2020 Official National Football League Record and Fact Book. NFL Enterprises, LLC. August 17, 2020. Retrieved September 7, 2020.
  4. "Front Office Staff". Chiefs.com. NFL Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  5. Gregory, Sean (February 3, 2020). "Patrick Mahomes Led the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl Comeback. He Also Affirmed His Greatness". Time. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  6. Wagoner, Nick (January 29, 2020). "Chiefs, 49ers fill the need for speed in Super Bowl LIV". ESPN Internet Ventures, LLC. Retrieved February 4, 2020.