No. 2: WR Otis Taylor
Any Chiefs fan familiar with team history will tell you it is criminal that wide receiver Otis Taylor is not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
From 1965 to 1975, Taylor was one of the most decorated wide receivers around. Taylor was named to the All-AFL team twice and was an AFL All-Star once. After the merger, Taylor was named to the NFL First-team All-Pro twice and was voted to two Pro Bowls.
Although the Chiefs defense gets most of the recognition for the team’s Super Bowl IV win, Taylor was a key part of the offense in the regular season and in the postseason. Taylor, who was Len Dawson’s biggest target, caught six passes for 81 yards in the Super Bowl, including a 46-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter to help put the Minnesota Vikings away.
Taylor can easily be compared to Fred Biletnikoff and Bob Hayes, who have already earned their Hall of Fame stripes. It should have been done by now for Taylor. When you consider Taylor’s success in the ’60s and ’70s as a receiver, it was among some of the best and should one day earn him induction into the Hall.