The 1969 Kansas City Chiefs were the perennial AFL team with a future Hall of Fame owner, head coach and quarterback. In fact, seven of the nine Chiefs enshrined in the Hall of Fame were starters in the 1969 super bowl.
Quarterback Len Dawson’s stunning recovery from an early season knee injury marked the storylines in the ’69 showdown in New Orleans. He would go on to be the Most Valuable Player of the game after extending the Chief’s lead with a 46-yard TD pass to star wideout Otis Taylor.
The Chief’s defense and special teams were the real story with a combined five turnovers (including three interceptions and two recovered fumbles.)
I say all this because you can’t know were you’re going unless you know where you came from.
Could quarterback Matt Cassel (or Tyler Thigpen), head coach Todd Haley and owner Clark Hunt be the next three Hall of Famers to bring us a Super Bowl?
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