|Jim Kelly: Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback|
During his Hall of Fame career, quarterback Jim Kelly led the Buffalo Bills to the playoffs eight times and the Super Bowl four consecutive years. His adroit handling of the "no-huddle" offense terrorized opposing defenses during the early 90s, and he was routinely among the league's leading passers. He led the NFL in passing in 1990 and the AFC in 1991, and his 101.2 passer rating in 1990 is still among the best single-season performances ever.
Kelly took a circuitous path to the NFL, choosing to sign with the USFL's Houston Gamblers instead of the Bills, who selected him in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft. In two seasons with the Gamblers, he passed for 9,842 yards and tossed 83 touchdowns. After the USFL folded following the 1985 season, Kelly signed with the Bills.
In 11 seasons in Buffalo, Kelly racked up 35,467 passing yards, 2,874 completions, and 237 touchdowns. He eclipsed 3,000 yards passing in eight of those 11 years, was named to the Pro Bowl five times, and threw 21 touchdown passes in 17 playoff games.
All-Pro: 1991 (AP, PFWA, SN, PW, NEA)
All-Pro Second Team: 1990 (NEA), 1992 (AP)
All-AFC: 1991 (UPI, PW)
All-AFC Second Team: 1990 (UPI)
Pro Bowls: 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002
1990 AFC Champions - Buffalo Bills
1991 AFC Champions - Buffalo Bills
1992 AFC Champions - Buffalo Bills
1993 AFC Champions - Buffalo Bills
Super Bowl Teams
Super Bowl XXV - New York Giants 20, Buffalo Bills 19
Super Bowl XXVI - Washington Redskins 37, Buffalo Bills 24
Super Bowl XXVII - Dallas Cowboys 52, Buffalo Bills 17
Super Bowl XXVIII - Dallas Cowboys 30, Buffalo Bills 13