Fan Favorite: Kansas City Chiefs 'Choir Huddle' Tribute To Len Dawson

A quick Friday reflection on what was likely the most touching tribute to a Kansas City legend this year.

Here's more on the backstory behind the "choir huddle" dedication . . .

Since Mahomes was not expected to play much, it was a bit of a surprise to see him march out onto the field with the offense. But it was with no intention to snap the football; Mahomes instead gathered his unit in just the fashion Dawson would done in the 1960s: in a “choir” huddle.

“That was Clark [Hunt’s] suggestion and players completely bought into it and wanted to do it — and then we added just the little wrinkle at the end there,” said Chiefs head coach Andy Reid after the team’s 17-10 win.

Referee Craig Wrolstad called the delay-of-game penalty on “Kansas City, No. 16.”

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Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes explain how 'choir' huddle Len Dawson tribute came about

It has been a difficult week for the Hunt family and the Kansas City Chiefs, given the death of legendary quarterback Len Dawson on Wednesday. The team's first game following Dawson's death took place on Thursday night - the final preseason matchup of the year, with the Chiefs hosting the Green Bay Packers.

Chiefs honor late HOF QB Dawson with huddle

8:42 PM ET Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs honored late Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson with a special huddle before their first offensive play in Thursday night's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.