Going back to the days of the old AFL, the Kansas City Chiefs remain an iconic franchise in professional US sports. The team’s recent success has sparked quite a bit of interest in the Chiefs from a sports betting standpoint.
Kansas City Chiefs Team Overview
The history surrounding the Kansas City Chiefs runs deep when it comes to professional football. This franchise dates back to 1960 when the team was known as the Dallas Texans. As a founding member of the American Football League (AFL), the move to Kansas City took place in 1963.
From a trivia standpoint, it is important to note that Kansas City played the Green Bay Packers in the first Super Bowl. This game preceded the formal merger between the AFL and the NFL and it was simply billed as a championship game. Green Bay went on to win 35-10.
In 1969, Kansas City turned around and beat the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 in Super Bowl IV. Hank Stram was the Chiefs’ head coach from 1960 right through the 1974 season. Len Dawson was the team’s starting quarterback for much of Stram’s tenure with the team.
There were more than a few dry spells for Kansas City when it came to postseason play. The Chiefs did go to the AFC Championship in 1993 with Marty Schottenheimer as head coach. Yet, most of the team’s postseason appearances ended with a quick exit from the playoffs.
Kansas City named Andy Reid as the Chiefs’ head coach in 2013. Under his guidance, they won their second Super Bowl title in 2019. A year later, Kansas City came up short against Tampa Bay in Super Bowl LV.
Given the current status of legal sports betting in Missouri, the Chiefs do not have partnerships in place with any US-based sportsbook. However, it is interesting to note that the team has an official partnership with the Kansas Lottery in a neighboring state.