2000 Kansas City Chiefs season

The 2000 Kansas City Chiefs season was the franchise's 31st season in the National Football League, the 41st overall and the second and final season led by head coach Gunther Cunningham.

The team played the season without 9 time Pro Bowl Linebacker and team captain Derrick Thomas because of his death on February 8 of the same year.

2000 Kansas City Chiefs season
Head coachGunther Cunningham
Home fieldArrowhead Stadium
Division place3rd AFC West
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersQB Elvis Grbac
TE Tony Gonzalez
G Will Shields


NFL draft

2000 Kansas City Chiefs draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 21 Sylvester Morris  Wide receiver Jackson State
2 54 William Bartee  Defensive back Oklahoma
3 85 Greg Wesley  Defensive back Arkansas–Pine Bluff
4 115 Frank Moreau  Running back Louisville
5 153 Dante Hall *  Wide receiver Texas A&M
5 162 Pat Dennis  Defensive back Louisiana–Monroe
6 188 Darnell Alford  Guard Boston College
7 208 Desmond Kitchings  Wide receiver Furman
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career




2000 Kansas City Chiefs staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Kurt Schottenheimer
  • Defensive Line – Bob Karmelowicz
  • Assistant Defensive Line – Tom Pratt
  • Linebackers – Joe Vitt
  • Defensive Assistant/Quality Control – Darvin Wallis

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jeff Hurd
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Jeff Fish


2000 Kansas City Chiefs final roster

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice squad

  • 65 John Blick T
  • 94 Kendrick Gholston DE
  • 17 Ricky Hall WR
  • 50 Casey Tisdale LB
  • 62 Noel Scarlett DT

Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season


Week Date Kickoff (CDT) Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
Final score Team record
1 August 5 7:00 p.m. at Tennessee Titans L 10–14 0–1 Adelphia Coliseum WDAF 68,016
2 August 13 7:30 p.m. San Francisco 49ers L 10–33 0–2 Arrowhead Stadium WDAF 76,682
3 August 19 7:30 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars L 22–26 0–3 Arrowhead Stadium WDAF 75,120
4 August 25 6:30 p.m. at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 14–37 0–4 Raymond James Stadium WDAF 64,267

Regular season

In 2000, the Chiefs' regular-season, non-conference opponents were from the NFC West.

Week Date Kickoff (CDT) Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
Final score Team record
1 September 3 12:00 p.m. Indianapolis Colts L 14–27 0–1 Arrowhead Stadium CBS 78,357
2 September 10 12:00 p.m. at Tennessee Titans L 14–17 (OT) 0–2 Adelphia Coliseum CBS 68,203
3 September 17 3:05 p.m. San Diego Chargers W 42–10 1–2 Arrowhead Stadium CBS 77,604
4 September 24 3:15 p.m. at Denver Broncos W 23–22 2–2 Mile High Stadium CBS 74,596
5 October 2 8:00 p.m. Seattle Seahawks W 24–17 3–2 Arrowhead Stadium ABC 78,502
6 Bye
7 October 15 12:00 p.m. Oakland Raiders L 17–20 3–3 Arrowhead Stadium CBS 79,025
8 October 22 12:00 p.m. St. Louis Rams W 54–34 4–3 Arrowhead Stadium FOX 79,142
9 October 29 3:15 p.m. at Seattle Seahawks W 24–19 5–3 Husky Stadium CBS 62,141
10 November 5 3:15 p.m. at Oakland Raiders L 31–49 5–4 Network Associates Coliseum CBS 62,428
11 November 12 3:05 p.m. at San Francisco 49ers L 7–21 5–5 3Com Park CBS 68,002
12 November 19 12:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills L 17–21 5–6 Arrowhead Stadium CBS 78,457
13 November 26 3:15 p.m. at San Diego Chargers L 16–17 5–7 Qualcomm Stadium CBS 47,228
14 December 4 8:00 p.m. at New England Patriots L 24–30 5–8 Foxboro Stadium ABC 60,292
15 December 10 12:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers W 15–14 6–8 Arrowhead Stadium FOX 77,481
16 December 17 12:00 p.m. Denver Broncos W 20–7 7–8 Arrowhead Stadium CBS 78,406
17 December 24 12:00 p.m. at Atlanta Falcons L 13–29 7–9 Georgia Dome CBS 41,017


AFC West
(2) Oakland Raiders 12 4 0 .750 479 299 W1
(5) Denver Broncos 11 5 0 .688 485 369 W1
Kansas City Chiefs 7 9 0 .438 355 354 L1
Seattle Seahawks 6 10 0 .375 320 405 L1
San Diego Chargers 1 15 0 .063 269 440 L4

Awards and records

  • Tony Gonzalez, AFC Pro Bowl Selection,[2]
  • Elvis Grbac, AFC Pro Bowl Selection,[2]
  • Will Shields, AFC Pro Bowl Selection,[2]


  1. ^ "2000 Kansas City Chiefs draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 362
History of Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks

31 quarterbacks have started for the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs since their franchise began. The team has also had numerous backup quarterbacks that have stolen the spotlight from the starters.Under Len Dawson, the Texans/Chiefs won three American Football League championships and appeared in two Super Bowl championship games. Dawson was named Most Valuable Player following the Chiefs' victory in Super Bowl IV. Dawson played a total of 13 seasons with Kansas City and retired with many franchise records. Despite never having success in developing and drafting a quality quarterback of their own, the Chiefs have achieved success under many veteran quarterbacks, including Dave Krieg, Joe Montana, Elvis Grbac, Trent Green and Alex Smith. The Chiefs have often relied on veteran leadership at the position.

List of Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterbacks

The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs are a member of the Western Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League (NFL). Originally named the Dallas Texans, the club was founded by Lamar Hunt in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League. In 1963, the team moved to Kansas City, Missouri and were renamed the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs have had 37 different quarterbacks start at least one game in their franchise's history, 21 of which have started at least 10 games. Cotton Davidson was the team's first starting quarterback; he played all 14 games for the Texans in their inaugural 1960 season. Davidson played with the franchise from 1960 to 1962, and was traded in 1963 to the Oakland Raiders. Len Dawson signed with on July 2, 1962 and played for the franchise for 14 seasons. With Dawson as the team's starter, the Texans/Chiefs won three American Football League championships and appeared in two Super Bowl championship games. Dawson was named Most Valuable Player after the Chiefs' victory in Super Bowl IV and retired in 1975 with several franchise records. Three quarterbacks currently in the Pro Football Hall of Fame have started at least one game for Kansas City: Dawson, Joe Montana, and Warren Moon. In the 2008 season, the Chiefs started three quarterbacks: Brodie Croyle, Damon Huard, and Tyler Thigpen. After Croyle and Huard were sidelined by injuries, Thigpen played in eleven games, winning one and losing ten. In 2009 and 2010, Matt Cassel started 15 of 16 games each season, while Croyle started the other 2 games.

Playoff appearances (20)
Division championships (10)
League championships (3)
Retired numbers
Current league affiliations
Former league affiliation
Seasons (59)

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