Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly is down in Orlando at the Pro Bowl as an AFC captain and appears to be having a great time so far this week.
The Pro Bowl is only one day away and I can understand if Buffalo Bills fans aren’t exactly giddy with excitement.
Yet there are several reasons for Bills fans to tune in. The first is to see Kyle Williams take part in his final NFL game.
The second is to see Jim Kelly serve as an AFC captain. I expect to hear plenty of wise words from him throughout the broadcast.
Kelly has been down in Orlando this week and appears to be having a fun time. You can hear the excitement in his voice during this short interview with Lorenzo Alexander, who also made the wise decision to leave the Buffalo cold.
Seeing Kelly at the Pro Bowl would be cool regardless. Add in the fact he was just given a clean bill of health related to the cancer he has fought in the past and it makes his presence that much more special and inspiring.
Kelly could have easily stayed home and chosen rest over taking part in the Pro Bowl festivities. Instead, he is down there supporting the young players and also gets a free Orlando vacation in the process.
That sure sounds better than staring out the window at the snow all week.
It will be cool to see what kind of influence he has on Sunday’s game in terms of hyping up the team. Maybe he can be the one to lobby for Williams getting some plays on offense in the game.