Bills’ Jim Kelly makes interesting comments on current AFC QBs
In a recent appearance on ESPN’s “First Take,” Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly made some interesting comments about the current group of quarterbacks housed within the AFC. With future Hall of Famers Tom Brady and Peyton Manning no longer playing in the AFC with the former heading to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFC and the latter previously hanging up his cleats, it is finally time for a new wave of superstars to take the stage.
“When you have guys like Patrick Mahomes, [Deshaun] Watson, [Lamar] Jackson, you can keep going on — [Sam] Darnold,” Kelly said on “First Take”, via ESPN. “There are guys that almost bring me back to the memory of me, [John] Elway, [Dan] Marino, Boomer Esiason, Bernie Kosar — all the guys who were in the AFC when I played. It’s almost starting to get like that.”
Despite the fact that Mahomes and the Chiefs just won the Super Bowl, the AFC definitely remains up for grabs in 2020, thanks in-part to the top-notch quarterback play that Kelly of the Bills is referencing.
“That’s what makes football exciting, being able to match up the top quarterbacks,” Kelly added, via ESPN. “When you go to play, you look across the sideline — I saw Elway, I saw Marino, I saw Boomer, I saw [Joe] Montana his last couple years in Kansas City. This is a great opportunity for the Buffalo Bills to come in and make a name for themselves. But it’s not going to be easy.”
It is also worth noting that Kelly’s former team, the Bills, will now benefit greatly from the absence of the aforementioned Brady as Buffalo currently serves as the favorite in the AFC East division for next season.