Len Dawson’s death earlier in the week caused a devastating loss for the NFL community.
After entering hospice care in Kansas City last Wednesday, Dawson died at the age 87.
In 1969, he led the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl championship when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings 23-7.
Patrick Mahomes, the current Chiefs quarterback, clearly saw the awful news and decided that Thursday night to pay tribute. He was wearing a hoodie with Dawson’s signature and the words “HOF87” on the back.
— NFL (@NFL) August 25, 2022
1987 was the year Dawson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
On Thursday, the Chiefs will wrap up their preseason schedule against the Green Bay Packers. Mahomes, who played in the Chiefs’ preseason two games, is now a game-time player.
Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on NFL Network