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Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson (16) watches game action from his knees during Super Bowl I, a 35-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers on January 15, 1967, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vic Stein/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

8. Texans trade for Len Dawson (1962)

The long history of the Chiefs organization of acquiring other team’s quarterbacks began in 1962. Dawson was the first-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1957. Yet, the Steelers had brought in eventual Hall of Famer Bobby Layne so Dawson became expendable and was traded to Cleveland two years later. The Browns had Milt Plum and ended up releasing Dawson in 1962.

When Dawson was a quarterback at Purdue he had made a friend in assistant coach Hank Stram, so when the Browns cut him loose Stram brought him to the Texans.

To this day, Dawson is the standard against which all other Chiefs quarterbacks are measured. In his first season, he was named the AFL MVP and led the team to a championship. Len Dawson won three AFL championships in his first eight seasons as the team’s quarterback and took home the AFL passing title four times.

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