He has delivered a victory in Super Bowl LIV and also took home that game’s MVP honors.
Mahomes also won league MVP and Offensive Player of the Year in the same season.
More importantly, the Chiefs have made the playoffs in each of his seasons as starter.
However, he was not the first quarterback to bring a Super Bowl to the franchise.
Len Dawson did the same feat five decades before Mahomes did when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV.
Dawson also won MVP honors in that game.
After his playing career, the Purdue alumnus continued to influence the franchise by becoming the color analyst of their radio broadcast team.
Unfortunately, Dawson passed away recently at 87 years old.
Mahomes felt that it was right to pay tribute to the Chiefs icon and Hall of Famer.
Patrick Mahomes and the @Chiefs honor the late great Len Dawson with his legendary choir huddle ❤️
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) August 26, 2022
CBS Sports tweeted, “Patrick Mahomes and the @Chiefs honor the late great Len Dawson with his legendary choir huddle.”
It’s like Dawson leading the huddle again in a formation that the Chiefs popularized.
Giving Respect To Dawson
The sideline reporter in the Chiefs’ preseason game against the Green Bay Packers said, “It’s a special moment here as they are gonna do a huddle that was famously used by the late great Len Dawson. It’s the choir huddle. This is how Len Dawson huddled up his team and a great sign of respect out there from Mahomes for the first play of the game.”
Mahomes also tweeted, “RIP to the legend Len Dawson. The legacy and impact you made on Kansas City will live on forever. Prayers to his family.” days earlier.
That post includes a picture of him hugging Dawson and his picture with the legend in his older years.
Dawson played for the franchise from 1962, when they were still known as the Dallas Texans, until he retired in 1975.