Chiefs honor late HOF QB Dawson with huddle

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Chiefs players honored late Hall of Fame QB Len Dawson on Thursday with a special huddle in a game against the Packers.

Kansas City Chiefs players honor late Hall of Fame QB Len Dawson with special huddle in game 8:42 PM ET Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs honored late Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson with a special huddle before their first offensive play in Thursday night's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers . Quarterback Patrick Mahomes faced his 10 teammates, huddling in the style Dawson did when playing for the Chiefs in the 1960s and '70s. The Chiefs took a delay of game penalty, which was announced over the Arrowhead Stadium public address system as on No. 16, the uniform Dawson wore for the Chiefs. The Packers declined the penalty and Mahomes came out the game, replaced by Chad Henne . Before the game, the Chiefs held a moment of silence at Arrowhead for Dawson, their quarterback in a Super Bowl IV win over the Minnesota Vikings . He died this week at 87.