One more year for Len Dawson doing Chiefs games. The Kansas City Chiefs announced that Lenny would be calling it a broadcasting career after this season. He will contribute pregame analysis as well as taped segments this year. Kendall Gammon will hold his old role for all games (he did just road games last year).
“Next to my father, few people have had a more lasting impact on the Kansas City Chiefs than Len Dawson,” Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said in a statement. “Over the course of his legendary career – first as a player and later as a broadcaster – Len has been a part of every major moment in franchise history. We sincerely appreciate his many contributions to Chiefs Kingdom since he arrived as a player in 1962, and we look forward to having Len as part of the Chiefs Radio Network for the 2017 season.”
Lenny is incredibly accomplished in his broadcasting career. His other career began in 1966 when he was still playing quarterback with the Chiefs. He started doing the Chiefs games in 1984, which means many fans have never known a world where Lenny isn’t calling your games on the radio. He is one of three people to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as both a player and broadcaster (Dan Dierdorf and Frank Gifford).
“Looking back on my career, I’ve been blessed for what I had the opportunity to do,” Dawson said in a statement. “I could not have accomplished so much without my teammates and colleagues, and I’m grateful for each of them.”
It can be difficult dealing with a legend like this. Lenny had to acknowledge his limitations last year when he went from doing all the Chiefs games to just the home games.