The Kansas City Chiefs announced the numbers their six draft picks will wear on Saturday afternoon, via their official Twitter account.
Rookie jersey numbers ⤵️ #ChiefsKingdom pic.twitter.com/QxG55m3xFQ— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) May 5, 2018
As you’ll notice, third-round defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi will wear No. 91, meaning the Chiefs have opted not to retire Tamba Hali’s number.
Over 12 seasons with the Chiefs from 2006-17, Hali compiled 588 tackles, 89.5 sacks, 13 passes defensed and two interceptions. Hali’s sack total of 89.5 is second in franchise history only to Derrick Thomas.
Given what Hali meant to the team both on and off the field for more than the decade, should the Chiefs have retired Hali’s number?
For reference, only 10 Chiefs (Jan Stenerud 3, Len Dawson 16, Emmitt Thomas 18, Abner Haynes 28, Stone Johnson 33, Mack Lee Hill 36, Derrick Thomas 58, Willie Lanier 63, Bobby Bell 78, and Buck Buchanan 86) have had their number retired by the organization.
Did Tamba Hali deserve to have his number 91 retired?
This poll is closed
UPDATE (1:19 p.m.) Additional insight from Kansas City Star legend Randy Covitz
#Chiefs policy is to retire numbers of Pro Football Hall of Famers, with exceptions of deceased players like Mack Lee Hill, Joe Delaney https://t.co/cLLgdwToGA— Randy Covitz (@randycovitz) May 5, 2018