Breaking down the all-time Buffalo Bills quarterbacks as voted by Bills Mafia

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Buffalo Bills All-Time backup quarterback

Jim Kelly didn't want to come to Buffalo, in fact, he simply refused and joined the USFL to play for the Houston Gamblers, where he lit up defenses. After a couple of seasons with the Gamblers, the USFL folded, and Kelly had no choice but to join the Bills in 1986.

From 1986 until his retirement after the 1996 season, Kelly was one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.  He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection, back when that mattered and meant something.  Kelly was a first-team All-Pro in 1991 and a second-team All-Pro in 1992.

Every Bills fan on the planet knows that Kelly was an integral part of those early 90s teams that represented the AFC in the Super Bowl for four consecutive years.  Fans, including myself, remember those times fondly.  In fact, the first NFL game I watched on TV from kickoff to the final whistle, was a Monday Night game between the Kelly-led Bills against the New York Jets.  It was Kelly’s first career Monday Night Football game, which they won 37 – 14 and I’ve been hooked ever since.

Kelly holds several major Bills’ passing records, including passing attempts, completions, yards, and touchdowns.  All of these records will stand for a while longer, at least a few more seasons.  Allen needs to double his yardage and needs 99 more touchdown passes before he can overtake the great Jim Kelly in those departments.