5 Football Players who Played for Chiefs and Saints

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Kansas City Chiefs and the New Orleans Saints.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played on both the Chiefs and Saints.

Tyrann Mathieu

Tyrann Mathieu, often referred to as the “Honey Badger,” played college football at LSU, where he made a name for himself with his knack for creating turnovers and big plays. However, off-the-field issues led to his dismissal from the LSU team, adding some uncertainty to his NFL prospects.

Despite the concerns, the Arizona Cardinals selected Mathieu in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. With the Cardinals, Mathieu quickly dispelled any doubts about his talent, becoming a key figure in their defense and earning a Pro Bowl nod in 2015.

Following his tenure with the Cardinals, Mathieu had a stint with the Houston Texans in 2018. He then joined the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019, where his leadership and skills were instrumental in helping the team secure a Super Bowl LIV victory.

*Mathieu was the most popular pick for this square in a previous grid (Grid 27)

Mathieu Key Stats

  • 1st Team All-Pro (Cardinals, Chiefs)
  • Pro Bowl (Cardinals, Chiefs)
  • Super Bowl Champ (Chiefs)

Joe Horn

Joe Horn was selected in the fifth round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs, but his career really took off when he joined the Saints in 2000.

During his seven seasons with the Saints, Horn became one of the top receivers in the league, earning four Pro Bowl selections and surpassing 1,000 receiving yards in a season four times. He finished his career with 603 receptions for 8744 yards and 58 touchdowns.

Horn is perhaps best remembered for his flamboyant touchdown celebrations, most notably in a 2003 game when he famously pulled a cell phone from beneath the goalpost padding after scoring a touchdown. Despite the “controversy”, he is considered one of the best receivers in Saints history.

Horn Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Saints)
  • 1000+ Yard Receiving Season (Saints)

Morten Anderson

Morten Andersen is one of the most successful kickers in NFL history. Born in Denmark, he was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 4th round of the 1982 NFL Draft. Andersen played for several teams over his illustrious 25-year career, including the Saints, Falcons, Giants, Chiefs, and Vikings.

Among Andersen’s career highlights are his seven Pro Bowl selections and three First-team All-Pro honors. He is the NFL’s all-time leader in games played with 382 and was the all-time leading scorer until Adam Vinatieri surpassed him.

Andersen scored more than 2,500 points during his career and successfully converted 565 of his 709 field goal attempts. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017, becoming just the second exclusive kicker at the time to be honored with this accolade.

Anderson Key Stats

  • Hall of Fame (Saints, Falcons, Chiefs, Vikings, Giants)
  • 1st Team All-Pro (Saints, Falcons)
  • Pro Bowl (Saints, Falcons)

Chase Daniel

Chase Daniel is an NFL quarterback known for his reliable presence as a backup. After a successful college career at Missouri, Daniel went undrafted in 2009 but was picked up by the New Orleans Saints.

He was part of the Super Bowl-winning team in his rookie year, although in a backup role to Drew Brees. Over his career, Daniel has also had stints with the Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, and Los Angeles Chargers.

Having started only 5 games in his career, but with lifetime earnings topping $40 million, Daniel has become one of the most well-known backup quarterbacks in NFL history.

CJ Spiller

C.J. Spiller was drafted 9th overall by the Buffalo Bills in the 2010 NFL Draft. A running back out of Clemson, Spiller was known for his explosive speed and agility.

Over his career, he earned a Pro Bowl selection in 2012 (with the Bills), the same year he recorded 1,244 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns, averaging an impressive 6.0 yards per carry. He also demonstrated proficiency as a receiver out of the backfield, tallying 43 receptions for 459 yards.

Spiller played for multiple teams throughout his NFL career, including the Bills, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, and Kansas City Chiefs. Despite showing flashes of brilliance, injuries and inconsistent play hampered his career.

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