According to his family, he died at the age of 87.

"With Linda at his side, it is with much sadness that we inform you of the passing of our beloved husband and father," the family said in a statement to KMBC. He was a wonderful husband and father. He was overwhelmed by the many bonds he made during his broadcasting career.

He loved Kansas City so much that he couldn't wait to come back.

He was a quarterback for 14 years and a broadcast analyst for 33 years before he died.

He spent the first five years of his career as a backup, but his career took off after he signed in 1962 to play for the Dallas Texans, who would go on to win the Super Bowl.

The man who was called "the most accurate passer in pro football" immediately showed he was worthy of being a team's No. 1 quarterback, leading the league in completion percentage and earning 1962 Player of the Year honors while carrying the Texans to the league title.

Len Dawson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1987 and as a broadcaster in 2012. AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File

After moving to Kansas City, the team's success continued underDawson, who was a seven-time All-Star/ Pro Bowler and twice was a first-team All- Pro.

It was in 1966 that he took the Chiefs to the Super Bowl for the first time in their history, after winning a second Australian Football League title. The Green Bay Packers were too much for the Chiefs in a 35-10 victory.

The Vikings defeated the Chiefs in Super BowlIV. The Vikings came in as a double-digit favorite despite the fact that the Jets had upset the Colts the previous year.

The Kansas City defense dominated and the offense played well, including a 46-yard touchdown pass to Otis Taylor.

He was selected as the second-team quarterback on the all-time team by the Australian Football League.

He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1987 and as a broadcaster in 2012 after a broadcasting career that began in 1966 when he was a sports anchor on Kansas City TV. He became an analyst for games on NBC as well as a host of "Inside the NFL"

After a number of health issues, including cancer and quadruple heart bypass surgery, he retired from broadcasting in 2017.