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The Royals drafted two Hall of Fame QBs 37 years ago

You can blame the Kansas City Chiefs for drafting Todd Blackledge in 1983 over other quarterbacks such as Dan Marino and Jim Kelly. You can't blame the Kansas City Royals for not drafting an elite quarterback ... they were just a few years early. And the wrong sport.

I knew that they had drafted them before but I didn't realize (or remember) that it came in the same year. You can read the Baseball Reference page for the Royals 1979 draft here.