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13. Derrick Johnson

Derrick Johnson played 182 Games in a Kansas City Chiefs uniform after being drafted 15th Overall in 2005.  The former Dick Butkus Award winner from the University of Texas did not start out flashy but for his first five seasons he was a dependable Outside Linebacker.  He would move to Inside Linebacker in the 2010 season and from 2010 to 2013 he would have minimum 100 Combined Tackles.  2011 would see him go to his first Pro Bowl and his first (and only)) First Team All Pro.  Johnson would repeat his appearance to the Pro Bowl in 2012 and 2013 and after an injury plagued season in 2014 he would have another 100 Tackle and Pro Bowl Season.  When it is all said and done, the chances are that Derrick Johnson won’t receive the overall due he should for his work in Kansas City but he was very good.

Derrick Johnson Retired

The retirements just keep on coming in the National Football League!

Linebacker, Derrick Johnson just signed a one-day contract with the Kansas City Chiefs so that he could retire at Arrowhead.  He had played with the Oakland Raiders last year after playing with Chiefs from 2005 to 2017.  

Johnson was drafted 15thoverall from the University of Texas where he was slotted immediately as the team’s Left Outside Linebacker.  He would switch to Right Inside Linebacker in 2010 and would go on a four-year streak of 100 or more tackles.  He would be named to the Pro Bowl in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 and was a First Team All-Pro in 2011.  His career at Kansas City would see him record 27.5 Sacks, 14 Interceptions and 1,151 Tackles.

Coincidentally, we have almost completed our All-Time Top 50 Kansas City Chiefs and Johnson is currently penciled in at #13.

We here at would like to wish Derrick Johnson the best in his post-playing career.

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