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There is a good reason that the AFC championship trophy is named after the late, great Lamar Hunt. From his founding of the AFL to naming the Super Bowl, Hunt made a profound impact on the game we all love so much.
There are also good reasons the Kansas City Chiefs have never hoisted the trophy named after him—the biggest being the apathy they’ve shown historically towards investing in a young quarterback of their own.
The Chiefs broke one of the most incredible streaks in football when they traded up to select Patrick Mahomes in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. They finally ended the gap between first-round quarterbacks at 34 years, from Todd Blackledge in 1983 to Mahomes.