Jim Kelly is definitely one of the best quarterbacks of all time in the NFL. He helped lead the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls in the early 1990s, and while the team won none of them, that achievement alone is worthy of great recognition.
Kelly was a fan favorite in Buffalo, and for good reason. Here’s a look at five cool facts about this great NFL quarterback and a true Buffalo Bills legend.
# 1 – 3,000-yard seasons, not a problem
Jim Kelly was able to rack up eight 3,000-yard passing seasons during his career at Buffalo. During the 2009 season, the Bills as a franchise have only had thirteen 3,000-yard passing seasons in their history. The other five were performed by Joe Ferguson (twice), Doug Flutie, Drew Bledsoe, and JP Losman.
# 2 – Bring the Jets!
The New York Jets allowed 33 touchdown passes to Jim Kelly during his career. This is more than he pitched against any other team in the league.
# 3 – Hey Andre, dig deep!
With 65 touchdown receptions thrown from number twelve, Andre Reed caught more touchdown passes from Jim Kelly than any other player in the league.
# 4 – Double Hall of Fame
Jim Kelly was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 2002. He had also previously been inducted into the University of Miami Hall of Fame in 1992.
# 5 – Getting it going before the middle
Kelly threw more touchdown passes in the second quarter of the games he played, a total of 74, than in any other quarter.