17. Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly was part of the legendary quarterback class of 1983, and one of the best in NFL history. That class was led by stars like John Elway and Dan Marino.
Kelly went to the USFL for two seasons before joining the NFL, but that didn’t hinder his success. Kelly went to five Pro Bowls and was twice named an All-Pro, once on the first team. Kelly also led the Bills to the playoffs eight times during his 11 seasons with the team, six times winning the division.
Kelly came heartbreakingly close to winning the Super Bowl, leading the Bills to the big game in four consecutive seasons, the only quarterback to ever accomplish this feat. Unfortunately they ran into some dominant teams like the New York Giants, the Washington Redskins and the beginning of the Dallas Cowboys dynasty, who beat them in back-to-back Super Bowls including a blowout in Super Bowl XXVII.
To add insult to injury, his name is all over Super Bowl records. He is fifth all-time in the Super Bowl with 81 completions. He set a record with 58 pass attempts in Super Bowl XXVI. In Super Bowl XXVIII Kelly set a record with 31 completions, a mark which has since been passed.
Kelly is a Hall of Famer and a Bills legend, but never a Super Bowl champion unfortunately.
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