How one NFL historian reassesses the all-AFL team of the 1960s

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When NFL historian John Turney looks at the all-AFL team of the 1960s, he finds almost as many misses as hits.

NFL historian John Turney of Pro Football Journal has taken turns this year dissecting the all-decade teams of the NFL. But this week it’s something different. Because this week he strays from the NFL.

To the AFL.

Yes, Turney looks at the all-decade (1960s) team of the AFL, and tells us what he thinks voters got right and what they got wrong with the team. And, sorry, Jets’ fans, but he believes voters erred when they made Joe Namath – not Kansas City’s Len Dawson – the first-team quarterback.

The reason: Keep reading below:

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Jay Casey
Jay Casey

Thanks Clark. Turney always does such a great job with AFL history Here is a link (if it works) to a TOF article on wide receiver Art Powell, who was a strong player on the field and a strong person off the field, to the dismay of defenders and, ah, others. His play certainly deserves HOF discussion. Hope this link works here