One of the game’s greats will be leaving us soon.
Len Dawson, the Hall of Fame QB for the Kansas City Chief, has entered hospice care.
Dawson is 87 years old.
Dawson’s status on the gridiron is that of a true legend.
He led Kansas City to its first Super Bowl win in 1970 over the Minnesota Vikings.
He was also the MVP of that game.
After retiring from the NFL, Dawson entered the broadcasting booth, where he piled up just as many accolades.
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987 and awarded the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award in 2012.
Dawson worked locally for KMBC while also doing color for NBC.
Additionally, he hosted HBO’s “Inside the NFL” show.
He compiled a 94-57-8 record for his career, posting three 11-win seasons.
Two of those were with the Chiefs as well as the 1962 Dallas Texans.
He threw for 28,711 yards and 239 TDs.