Jim Kelly is definitely one of the NFL’s all time great quarterbacks. He helped lead the Buffalo Bills to four straight Super Bowls in the early 1990’s, and though the team did not win any of them, that accomplishment alone is worthy of a great deal of recognition.
Kelly was a fan favorite in Buffalo, and deservedly so. Here is a look at five interesting 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 accumulate eight 3,000 yard passing seasons during his career in Buffalo. Through the 2009 season, the Bills as a franchise have only had thirteen 3,000 yard passing seasons in their history. The other five were done by Joe Ferguson (twice), Doug Flutie, Drew Bledsoe, and J.P. Losman.
#2 – Bring On The Jets!
The New York Jets gave up 33 touchdown passes to Jim Kelly during his career. This is more than he threw against any other team in the league.
#3 – Hey Andre, Go Deep!
With 65 touchdown receptions thrown to him from number twelve, Andre Reed caught more of Jim Kelly’s touchdown passes than any other player in the league.
#4 – Double Hall Of Famer
Jim Kelly was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002. He had also been previously inducted into the University of Miami Hall of Fame in 1992.
#5 – Cranking It Up Before The Half
Kelly threw more touchdown passes in the second quarter of the games he played in, a total of 74, than he did in any other quarter of play.