Buffalo Bills History: Who Wore Number 4


Bills quarterback attempts to describe his come from behind victory over the wet rubber mat.

Moving on with our next installment of Who Wore It, we will look at the players throughout Bills history that wore the number 4.

There have been five players that have worn the number 4 for the Bills. Most recently #4 was toted by none other than the player injured by a rubber mat, Kevin Kolb. Kolb began his career in 2007 with the Philadelphia Eagles. Kolb played second fiddle to Donovan McNabb until McNabb was traded in 2010 to the Redskins. Kolb was the starting QB for one week until he sustained a concussion. Kolb was then traded to the Cardinals in 2011 and was released in 2013 when he signed with the Bills. Kolb has a 78.3 QB rating through last season.

Rusty Jackson was the first Bills player to wear #4. He played for four seasons, one with the L.A. Rams in 1976 and then for the Bills in 1978 to 1979.

The next Bills player to wear number 4 was another punter, John Kidd. Kidd played in the NFL for 15 seasons. Kidd was selected by the Bills in the fifth round of the 1984 draft. He played for the Bills until the 1990 season where he signed on with the San Diego Chargers. He finished his career in 1998 with the New York Jets.

QB Brian Brohm wore number 4 during the 2009 and 2010 seasons for the Bills. Brohm came into the league in 2008 with the Green Bay Packers. Brohm finished his NFL career with a 26.0 QB rating. Brohm currently plays in the CFL with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The final player to wear number 4 for the Bills was QB Tyler Thigpen. Thigpen entered the NFL IN 2007 as a 7th round draft pick by the Minnesota Vikings. Thigpen was the starting QB for the Chiefs in 2008 where he finished wi 22 TDs and 12 Ints through 11 starts and led the Chiefs to a 1-10 record. He came to the Bills in 2011 and was released after the 2012 season and is currently still a free agent. Thigpen holds a 72.5 QB rating.