22. Jim Kelly: Kelly was selected with the 14th overall by the Buffalo Bills in the 1983 draft. Kelly spent two seasons in the USFL with the Houston Gamblers before the league folded and he landed back with the Bills. Kelly spend all 11 of his years in the NFL with Buffalo and led the Bills to the Super Bowl four straight times.. His best seasons with the Bills came in 1990 and ’91. In ’90, Kelly led the Bills in a 12-2 record in his 14 regular seasons starts and led the league in both passer rating (101.2) and completion percentage (63.3) while throwing for 2,829 yards and 24 touchdowns. In ’91, Kelly completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 3,844 yards and a league leading 33 touchdowns in 15 games. Kelly was named to the Pro Bowl in each season and was also name First-Team All-Pro in ’91.
For his career, the five-time Pro Bowler completed 60.1 percent of his passes for 35,467 yards and 237 touchdowns. He also scored seven touchdowns on the ground while rushing for 1,049 yards. Kelly was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2002.
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jmoneysports may have him at #21,but he’s #1 to me.