The 1987 Kansas City Chiefs season
ended with an 4-11 record, and last place finish in the AFC West
One of the most tumultuous weeks in franchise history took place following the club’s playoff loss against the Jets
in the playoffs
. Assistant head coach and special teams coach Frank Gansz
, resigned his position on January 7 in order to pursue opportunities as an NFL offensive coordinator. The following day, the Chiefs announced in an impromptu press conference that John Mackovic
was relieved of his duties as head coach on January 8. A popular figure among Chiefs players, Gansz was reinstated on January 10 and was named the sixth head coach in franchise history.
Former quarterback Len Dawson
became the third Chiefs player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
on August 8, while injuries forced the retirement of the club’s all-time leading tackler Gary Spani
. A duo of rookies made a splash in a 20-13 win on Opening Day against San Diego
as running back Paul Palmer
returned a kickoff for a TD and Christian Okoye
dashed for 105 yards. Replacement players participated in games for the next three weeks. Much like......