Kansas City football community remembers Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) — Following the passing of Hall of Fame Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson early Wednesday morning, members of the sports community and Kansas City shared messages of support on social media.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes tweeted a message along with a widely circulated image that depicts the two Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks in Kansas City Chiefs history.

“RIP to legend Len Dawson,” Mahomes tweeted. “The legacy and impact you left in Kansas City will live forever. Prayers to his family.

“You can’t tell NFL history without Len Dawson,” the NFL Films account tweeted.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced that the flag at its headquarters in Canton, Ohio will be flown at half-mast in his honor.

“Len grew up just a few miles from where the Pro Football Hall of Fame was later built, and area fans have always been especially proud to see one of that area’s greatest enshrined in Canton. “said the president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. said Jim Porter. “Fans connected with Len’s story of perseverance, appreciating how he tried the game once again after five untold seasons when many others would have given up.”

Kansas City Chiefs released a statement and shared posts honoring the Super Bowl IV winning quarterback.

“Len Dawson is synonymous with the Kansas City Chiefs,” Chiefs president and CEO Clark Hunt said. “Len embraced and came to embody Kansas City and the people who call it home.”

Former Kansas City Star columnist Sam Mellinger shared his memory of Dawson on Twitter.

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas also tweeted his thoughts on the legendary Chiefs quarterback.

“Rest in peace, Len Dawson. One of Kansas City’s greatest on the field, in broadcasting and in our community,” Lucas tweeted. “My thoughts are with his wife, Linda, his family and the many friends he made over a great life.”

810 Sports Radio host Joshua Brisco retweeted the famous image of Dawson smoking a cigarette during Super Bowl halftime, with the caption “Eternally Cool”, while the Kansas City Sports Network host , Kent Swanson, said Dawson connected generations of Chiefs fans.

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