Jim Kelly is a former American football quarterback who played in the NFL from 1986 to 1996. He was born on February 14, 1960, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and played college football at the University of Miami. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills with the 14th overall pick in the 1983 NFL Draft, but he chose to play in the USFL before joining the NFL in 1986. He played for the Buffalo Bills from 1986 to 1996.
Kelly is widely considered one of the greatest quarterbacks in Buffalo Bills history and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was a five-time Pro Bowler and led the Bills to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances from 1990 to 1993. He was known for his competitiveness, his leadership, and his ability to perform in clutch situations. He is also remembered for his leadership during the Bills’ “no-huddle” offense, which was one of the most explosive offenses in NFL history.