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36 Kansas City Chiefs Trivia Questions

The Kansas City Chiefs, a professional football team in the NFL, have a rich history and a dedicated fan base. 

If you consider yourself a true Chiefs fan or just want to test your knowledge about this iconic franchise, you’re in the right place. 

In this blog post, we’ll present a series of Kansas City Chiefs trivia questions to challenge your expertise. 

Whether you’re gearing up for game day or simply want to learn more about the team, these questions will put your Chiefs knowledge to the test.

Kansas City Chiefs Trivia Questions

  1. Who was the original founder of the Kansas City Chiefs and in what year was the team founded?

  2. Before moving to Kansas City, what was the original name of the Chiefs and in which city were they based?

  3. Which famous coach led the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl victory, and in what year did this happen?

  4. Name the Chiefs player who was the first NFL player to be featured on the cover of “Sports Illustrated.”

  5. How many times have the Chiefs appeared in the Super Bowl as of the end of the 2023 season?

  6. Who holds the record for the most career touchdowns with the Chiefs?

  7. In what year did the Chiefs move to their current home stadium, and what is the name of the stadium?

  8. Who was the Chiefs’ quarterback during their Super Bowl LIV victory and what unique record did he set in that game?

  9. Which Kansas City Chiefs player was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2021?

  10. What record did the Kansas City Chiefs set during the 2018 NFL season under the leadership of Patrick Mahomes?

  11. Who was the first Chiefs player to win the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award, and in which year did he win it?

  12. What significant event occurred during the Chiefs’ game against the Miami Dolphins on Christmas Day in 1971?

  13. Which Kansas City Chiefs player was known for his unique celebration, the “Tomahawk Chop,” and what position did he play?

  14. In which year did the Kansas City Chiefs win their first AFC Championship and against which team?

  15. Who is the all-time leading scorer in Kansas City Chiefs history?

  16. Which Chiefs player, known for his humanitarian work, was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2021?

  17. Name the Chief’s head coach who led them to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances in the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

  18. Which famous rivalry game did the Kansas City Chiefs play in that is known for the highest-scoring game in Monday Night Football history as of 2023?

  19. Which former Chiefs player holds the record for the longest interception return in NFL history?

  20. In what year did the Chiefs officially join the National Football League (NFL) after the AFL-NFL merger?

  21. Who was the Chiefs’ first-ever draft pick and in which year was he selected?

  22. Which player, drafted by the Chiefs, went on to become a U.S. Congressman after his football career?

  23. What is the name of the Chiefs’ mascot and when was it introduced?

  24. Name the Chiefs player who was the first in NFL history to lead the league in rushing yards four times.

  25. Who is the longest-serving head coach in Kansas City Chiefs history and how many seasons did he coach the team?

  26. What unique distinction does Arrowhead Stadium hold in the world of sports?

  27. In what year did the Chiefs achieve their first 13-win regular season, and who was their head coach at the time?

  28. What unique achievement did the Kansas City Chiefs accomplish in the 1993 season under quarterback Joe Montana?

  29. Which Chiefs player won the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2009, and what position did he play?

  30. Who was the first Kansas City Chief to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and in what year was he inducted?

  31. What significant event happened in the 1962 AFL Championship game involving the Chiefs (then the Dallas Texans) that had never occurred before in a professional football championship game?

  32. Name the only Kansas City Chiefs player to win the NFL MVP Award before Patrick Mahomes, and in what year did he win it?

  33. In what year did Arrowhead Stadium host its first game for the Kansas City Chiefs, and who were their opponents?

  34. Who holds the Kansas City Chiefs record for the most receiving yards in a single season?

  35. Which Chiefs head coach has the highest winning percentage in the franchise’s history (as of the end of the 2023 season)?

  36. Name the Chiefs player who scored the first touchdown in Super Bowl LIV.

Answers

  1. Founder and Founding Year: The Kansas City Chiefs were founded by Lamar Hunt in 1960.

  2. Original Name and City: Before moving to Kansas City, the team was known as the Dallas Texans.

  3. First Super Bowl Victory Coach and Year: The Chiefs were led to their first Super Bowl victory by coach Hank Stram in 1970 (Super Bowl IV).

  4. First NFL Player on “Sports Illustrated” Cover: Abner Haynes was the first NFL player to be featured on the cover of “Sports Illustrated.”

  5. Super Bowl Appearances: As of the end of the 2023 season, the Kansas City Chiefs have appeared in the Super Bowl four times.

  6. Record for Most Career Touchdowns: Priest Holmes holds the record for the most career touchdowns with the Chiefs.

  7. Current Stadium and Move Year: The Chiefs moved to Arrowhead Stadium in 1972.

  8. Super Bowl LIV Quarterback and Record: Patrick Mahomes was the quarterback during their Super Bowl LIV victory. He set the record as the youngest quarterback to be named Super Bowl MVP.

  9. Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee (2021): Will Shields, a former guard for the Chiefs, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2021.

  10. 2018 Season Record: Under Patrick Mahomes in 2018, the Chiefs became the first NFL team to score over 26 points in every game of a regular season.

  11. First Defensive Player of the Year: Derrick Thomas won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award in 1990.

  12. Significant Event on Christmas Day 1971: The Chiefs played the longest game in NFL history, lasting 82 minutes and 40 seconds, against the Miami Dolphins.

  13. “Tomahawk Chop” Celebration: Christian Okoye, who played as a running back, was known for his “Tomahawk Chop” celebration.

  14. First AFC Championship Win: The Chiefs won their first AFC Championship in 1969, defeating the Oakland Raiders.

  15. All-time Leading Scorer: Nick Lowery is the all-time leading scorer for the Kansas City Chiefs.

  16. Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient: Joe Delaney, a running back for the Chiefs, was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2021.

  17. Coach in Back-to-Back Super Bowls: Andy Reid led the Chiefs to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances in the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

  18. Famous Rivalry Game: The Chiefs played in the highest-scoring game in Monday Night Football history against the Los Angeles Rams in 2018.

  19. Longest Interception Return Record: Ed Reed holds the record for the longest interception return in NFL history at 108 yards, but for the Chiefs, it’s Jim Kearney with a 101-yard return.

  20. AFL-NFL Merger Year: The Chiefs joined the NFL in 1970 after the AFL-NFL merger.

  21. First-Ever Draft Pick: The Chiefs’ first-ever draft pick was Buck Buchanan in 1963.

  22. Player Turned Congressman: Steve Largent, who was drafted by the Chiefs, went on to become a U.S. Congressman, although he is most associated with his career with the Seattle Seahawks.

  23. Mascot Name and Introduction: The Chiefs’ mascot is named K.C. Wolf and was introduced in 1989.

  24. First to Lead Rushing Yards Four Times: Priest Holmes was the first player in NFL history to lead the league in rushing yards four times.

  25. Longest-Serving Head Coach: Hank Stram is the longest-serving head coach in Chiefs history, coaching for 15 seasons.

  26. Arrowhead Stadium Distinction: Arrowhead Stadium is known for holding the Guinness World Record for the loudest outdoor stadium in the world.

  27. First 13-Win Season and Coach: The Chiefs achieved their first 13-win regular season in 1997 under head coach Marty Schottenheimer.

  28. 1993 Season Achievement: In the 1993 season, Joe Montana led the Chiefs to their first AFC Championship Game appearance.

  29. Walter Payton Man of the Year (2009): Brian Waters, who played as a guard, won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2009.

  30. First Hall of Fame Inductee: Linebacker Willie Lanier was the first Chief to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986.

  31. 1962 AFL Championship Game: The 1962 AFL Championship game, involving the Dallas Texans (now Chiefs), was the first professional football championship game to go into double overtime.

  32. Pre-Mahomes NFL MVP: Running back Priest Holmes won the NFL MVP Award in 2002.

  33. First Game at Arrowhead Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium hosted its first game for the Chiefs in 1972, against the St. Louis Cardinals.

  34. Record for Most Receiving Yards (Single Season): Tyreek Hill holds the record for the most receiving yards in a single season for the Chiefs.

  35. Highest Winning Percentage Head Coach: As of the end of the 2023 season, Andy Reid has the highest winning percentage as a head coach in Chiefs history.

  36. First Touchdown in Super Bowl LIV: Patrick Mahomes scored the first touchdown for the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV.

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