Hall of Fame quarterback and iconic broadcast personality Len Dawson died at the age of 87 on Wednesday morning. Dawson led the Kansas City Chiefs to their first ever Super Bowl title and was named the MVP of Super Bowl IV. Dawson was also known for his role as a host and analyst on HBO’s Inside the NFL show.
Here are some reactions from across the football landscape.
RIP to the legend Len Dawson. The legacy and impact you made on Kansas City will live on forever. Prayers to his family 🙏🏽🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/AKMhxoUFYH
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) August 24, 2022
A Super Bowl champion and MVP, an AFL legend, an incredible broadcaster, a revered individual in so many ways.
RIP to Len Dawson. pic.twitter.com/XbIVtZer1y
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 24, 2022
My thoughts & prayers go out to the family & loved ones of legendary QB Len Dawson. Everyone that has ever been a part of @Chiefs Kingdom know his impact on the field & in the community. I’m thankful for the great memories I had with him during my time in KC. He’ll be missed.
— Matt Cassel (@M_Cassel16) August 24, 2022
We lost a true legend and wonderful human being @Chiefs nation with the passing of Len Dawson. HOF QB, broadcaster and all around great guy. RIP brother!
— Rich Gannon (@RichGannon12) August 24, 2022
RIP Len Dawson. An amazing person who also was a HOF Quarterback and a HOF Broadcaster. Love and prayers to his family and friends.
— Trent Green (@trentgreen10) August 24, 2022
— Dwayn Bowe (@moneybomusic) August 24, 2022
RIP to one of the guys who paved the way for all of us QBs – #LenDawson – great player & better man! Our family lost a great one!!
— Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) August 24, 2022
Patrick Mahomes in '18: "Mr. Dawson is the backbone of this organizatioan. He brought a Super Bowl. To try and carry on that tradition, hopefully bring a Super Bowl to #ChiefsKingdom, is something I'll strive to do."
Len Dawson: "We'll hold you to that."@KCTV5 Courtesy: Chiefs pic.twitter.com/tGxvLtBCes
— Jared Koller (@JaredKCTV5) August 24, 2022
As a player, Len Dawson was a Super Bowl winner & Hall of Famer. For his work in TV, he received the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award.
At his core, Dawson was the ninth of 11 children in a loving Ohio family, whose impact on the many lives he touched will never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/ROLan8MUrD
— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) August 24, 2022