Most underrated players in Kansas City Chiefs history
3. Otis Taylor, wide receiver
Otis Taylor’s most famous catch will forever stand as one of the greatest plays in Kansas City Chiefs history. After a catching short pass from Len Dawson, Taylor would escape the grasp of one defender and put an impressive move on another to go 46 yards for a touchdown that helped seal the deal for the Chiefs first ever Super Bowl victory in 1969.
Fortunately for the Chiefs, Taylor was far more than a one-catch wonder, with a career that dominates the franchise’s all-time lists. It’s also career marked by memorable clutch plays. In 11 seasons in K.C., Taylor retired as the team’s all-time leader in receptions (410), receiving yards (7,306), and touchdowns (57). Even after 40 years, Taylor still remains fifth in receptions and second in the other two categories.
As a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time first-team All-Pro, he’s the best wide receiver in team history. Perhaps Tyreek Hill will one day claim this title, but Taylor was a man among boys and deserves greater recognition among today’s fans.