Few would argue that without No. 89, Otis Taylor, the Chiefs would have won ZERO Super Bowls…
"I can tell you this, Taylor scared the hell out of every team we played against," former Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson. said at a rally for Taylor a few years back. "More than anyone on this football team’s offense, he deserves to be in the Hall Of Fame."
Taylor and Dawson with a great defense sent Kansas City to Super Bowls One and Four. It was Taylor’s dramatic sideline catch, memorialized forever on NFL films, that broke open Super Bowl Four and sent KC home as World Champions in 1970.
Now it’s time Clark Hunt and the Chiefs organization put the pedal to the metal for Otis Taylor.
First, to make sure he gets in this coming year. Taylor got beaten out by Floyd Little and Dick Le Beau this year. Nothing against Floyd, but how many Super Bowls did Little take the Broncos to? None.
Second, I see that rookie receiver Jonathan Baldwin is wearing number 89. What?
If any number besides 16 should be retired, i’ts Taylor’s 89 for god’s sakes. Retire that number, Clark. Be a man and do what’s right.
Yes, we know Taylor was outspoken for player’s rights and said some harsh things 25 years ago. So what? OTIS TAYLOR has earned his spot in the hall 10 times over.
Yes, I know his stats are not gaudy like today’s numbers. So what? HE WAS THE OFFENSE. It was a different game in the 60’s and 70’s.
You paid the guy peanuts and he gave you his life.
For all that is right and fair in this game DO THE RIGHT THING before its too late. Taylor is quite ill.
Clark, you can help a ton. This is the time. Do it this year. Chiefs Nation will be thrilled and you can complete your dad’s legacy, save winning another Super Bowl. You wouldn’t have had the first one without Otis Taylor. And everyone knows that, including you.