As the team first announced in June, the number worn by Derrick Thomas for more than a decade in Kansas City will be retired during Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos.
Thomas was inducted into the Hall of Fame in August.
At halftime, 58 will join the rest of the numbers the franchise has set aside: 3 (Jan
Stenerud); 16 (Len Dawson); (18) Emmitt Thomas; 28 (Abner Haynes); 33
(Stone Johnson); 36 (Mack Lee Hill); 63 (Willie Lanier); 78 (Bobby
Bell); and 86 (Buck Buchanan).
If a few of the players honor Thomas’ memory by playing like he once did at Arrowhead Stadium, the Broncos could be facing the same fate the Steelers suffered during the last game played there.