Having our own Chiefs Hall of Fame was an idea that I presented in a thread asking for suggestions for new material. The vision was that we would have a yearly vote and add five members to our new Hall of Fame. No one commented on the proposal so I decided to venture forward and start my own. I will gladly step aside if those running Arrowhead Guys decide to turn this vision into a reality. If not, I will add five more on every Presidents Day from here on. When I meet my maker, I hope that someone will carry on this tradition. This was a hard task and I know and hope that I will have many comments that put me in my place. I am shooting for one hundred comments so the leaders here will decide that it is time to start an official Arrowhead Guys version. Here we go and remember – only five make the hall.
- Patrick Mahomes – By far the youngest to make the Hall of Fame and that will surely be the main criticism of this pick. In two seasons, he has a regular season MVP, a Super Bowl MVP, and a Super Bowl win. He has excited a fan base and made us believe. He has broken every curse that we had to live with and the best is yet to come. I have christened him the new GOAT.
- Tony Gonzalez – He is the best tight end to ever play the game. Imagine his numbers if he played with any true franchise quarterback. I think he would have passed Jerry Rice. Tony seemed to disrespect Kansas City but watching his reaction as we won the Super Bowl tells me that, in his heart, he will always be a Chief. He got this spot in a close competition with Derrick Thomas.
- Marty Schottenheimer – Probably a controversial pick as he is picked over Hank Stram and Andy Reid. Hank had a loaded roster and Andy has Mahomes. Marty won consistently with his best quarterback being 145 year old Joe Montana. Marty took a team that had been terrible since the glory days and reinvigorated a community that belonged to the Royals at the time.
- Len Dawson – With all respect to Lenny, he was not the best player on the early teams but he was the leader and the quarterback that all others would be compared to until the arrival of Patrick Mahomes. More importantly, Len stayed and became a Kansas City institution. He would be the first one to argue for more players from his era being on this list and he is indeed correct.
- Lamar Hunt – The man who started it all with the AFL and the Dallas Texans. Listen to all of the players and they will tell you what a class act he was. Few franchises have had an owner who is even in the same stratosphere that Lamar is in. How different would the NFL be without him? It is truly a shame that he did not live to see the Lamar Hunt trophy hoisted at Arrowhead stadium.
Many great players have been omitted since the limit was five. I am sure that I will be skewered but bring it on. Help us make this fan post hit one hundred comments, especially if you want AG to have their own fan-voted version to make mine irrelevant. If not, see you next Presidents Day.