The Hall of Fame quarterback is regarded as one of the most important figures in Chiefs football history.

Len Dawson, the Hall of Fame quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, is in hospice care.

The 87-year-old Dawson, the Chief's all-time leader in throwing yards and touchdowns, is one of the franchise's all-time greats.

Dawson led the Chiefs to Super Bowl I and was at the helm for the franchise's first Super Bowl victory in 1970's Super Bowl IV.

Dawson, a seven-time Pro Bowler, four-time AFL passing champion, and six-time AFL all-star, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987.

Following his playing career, "Lenny The Cool" spent more than 50 years in the Chiefs radio booth before retiring in 2017.

Dawson has faced a slew of health challenges in recent years, including heart surgery and prostate cancer.

Leonard Ray Dawson spent 19 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) and American Football League (AFL), principally with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Dawson left professional football at the end of the 1975 season.

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