Kansas City Chiefs Mount Rushmore: The Fab Four

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Dec 28, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; A general view of the military fly-over before the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 19-7. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Len Dawson, QB

It would be borderline blasphemy to not include at least one quarterback on any team’s Mount Rushmore, but Len Dawson had a career to back up his selection.

For starters, he was named MVP of Super Bowl IV, throwing for 142 yards and a touchdown. After attempting just 45 passes during his first five years with the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers, Dawson became the starter for the Dallas Texans in 1962.

He threw for 2,759 yards and 29 touchdowns en route to leading the team to an 11-3 record.

When the Texans moved to Kansas City, Dawson threw for more than 28,000 yards and another 208 touchdowns from 1963-75.

Not counting Joe Montana, who spent two years in Kansas City to close out his career, Dawson has been by far the most successful Chiefs quarterback, and the team’s only HOF member at the position.

He finished his career with six, AFL All-Star game appearances, and one Pro Bowl selection. Today he resides in Kansas City and has been part of KMBC TV sports programming since 1966 — which included time during his playing days. From 1978-2001, he was a host on HBO’s, “Inside the NFL.”

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