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3. Jim Kelly

Considering how he originally stated he didn’t want to be in Buffalo (he went to the Houston Gamblers of the USFL first), there might be no player in Bills history who is more synonymous with the city than former Quarterback, Jim Kelly.
When the USFL folded, Kelly resigned himself to the cold weather but would become a major star in that environment.  Kelly would lead the no-huddle “K-Gun” to one of the most potent offenses of the era and he was a five-time Pro Bowl selection.

The Top 50 Buffalo Bills of All Time

Regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com might have noticed that we have been working on the top fifty players of each North American franchise.  We are continuing this with the look at our second NFL franchise, the Buffalo Bills.

The Buffalo Bills are the only team in NFL history to make the Super Bowl four times.  Granted, the team from Western New York lost on all four occasions but over time the accomplishments involved to get there are celebrated more and more.

At present, this list reflects accomplishments up to the end of the 2015 season.

The list is based on traditional metrics advanced metrics, length of service, popularity, and post season performance.

The complete list can be found here, but for those who are curious immediately as to who the top five are, we’ll grant that immediately:



1. Bruce Smith

2. Thurman Thomas

3. Jim Kelly

4. Andre Reed

5. O.J. Simpson


Which team are we working on next?

We will turn our attention to the diamond and the Washington Nationals.

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