It may seem a lifetime ago, but when Hall of Fame Quarterback Len Dawson was looking for a deep threat, it was Otis Taylor
who was the target. In fact, it was Taylor who caught half of the passes for the Kansas City Chiefs in their Super Bowl IV victory.
Taylor was a star in the AFL, and a big reason that the Chiefs were good. He was their top receiver and rewarded them with a 1,297 yard season in 1966. He was still productive after the NFL/AFL merger and the league in receiving yards in 1971.
Unfortunately, for Otis Taylor and other great Wide Receivers of his generation, today’s wideouts put up much higher numbers in the open NFL which makes Taylor’s numbers average. As Len Dawson will tell you, Otis Taylor was anything but average.
Should Otis Taylor be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 30%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 60%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%