Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly holds all the Buffalo Bills passing records. However, the legend knows he’s simply holding the fort for a bit longer, waiting for Josh Allen to pass him by eventually. After Kelly retired following the 1996 season, the Bills wandered in the wilderness, unable to find a long-term franchise signal-caller. From Todd Collins to Doug Flutie to Rob Johnson, Drew Bledsoe, J.P. Losman, Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick, EJ Manuel, Kyle Orton, Tyrod Taylor and your Nathan Peterman-types tossed in along the way. None held the mantle until Allen. Kelly said he was convinced even before Allen’s MVP-caliber 2020 campaign that the QB finally stopped the revolving door. Finally, the Bills found their franchise signal-caller.
“There’s no doubt,” Kelly told the team’s official website. “I mean if he’s gone, I don’t know who is or who it’s going to be. He just has to be consistent. And I know him well enough to know that the kid can play. If you can get the right material around him, which I think he has, and the offensive line gives him time to throw things will be awesome. And talk about my records, I knew before last season started that those records aren’t going to stay around very long.