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Jim Kelly

James Edward Kelly

Position: QB
Height: 6-3    Weight: 217 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: February 14, 1960 in Pittsburgh, PA
High School: East Brady
College: Miami (FL)   (school history)    (Kelly college stats)
Drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 1st round (14th overall) of the 1983 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 103 (92nd overall since 1950)
5-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2002

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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #98. Junior Seau… #99. Isiah Robertson… #100. Alex Karras… #101. JIM KELLY… #102. Aeneas Williams… #103. Johnny Robinson… #104. Thurman Thomas… 

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD AV
1986 26 BUF QB 12 16 16 4-12-0 285 480 59.4 3593 22 4.6 17 3.5 84 7.5 6.8 12.6 224.6 83.3 43 330 6.24 5.62 8.2 12
1987* 27 BUF QB 12 12 12 6-6-0 250 419 59.7 2798 19 4.5 11 2.6 47 6.7 6.4 11.2 233.2 83.8 27 239 5.74 5.48 6.1 2 2 9
1988* 28 BUF QB 12 16 16 12-4-0 269 452 59.5 3380 15 3.3 17 3.8 66 7.5 6.4 12.6 211.3 78.2 30 229 6.54 5.57 6.2 3 5 13
1989 29 BUF QB 12 13 13 6-7-0 228 391 58.3 3130 25 6.4 18 4.6 78 8.0 7.2 13.7 240.8 86.2 30 216 6.92 6.19 7.1 2 2 12
1990* 30 BUF QB 12 14 14 12-2-0 219 346 63.3 2829 24 6.9 9 2.6 71 8.2 8.4 12.9 202.1 101.2 20 158 7.30 7.50 5.5 1 1 14
1991*+ 31 BUF QB 12 15 15 13-2-0 304 474 64.1 3844 33 7.0 17 3.6 77 8.1 7.9 12.6 256.3 97.6 31 227 7.16 6.95 6.1 3 4 17
1992* 32 BUF QB 12 16 16 11-5-0 269 462 58.2 3457 23 5.0 19 4.1 65 7.5 6.6 12.9 216.1 81.2 20 145 6.87 6.05 4.1 3 3 14
1993 33 BUF QB 12 16 16 12-4-0 288 470 61.3 3382 18 3.8 18 3.8 65 7.2 6.2 11.7 211.4 79.9 25 171 6.49 5.58 5.1 4 5 12
1994 34 BUF QB 12 14 14 7-7-0 285 448 63.6 3114 22 4.9 17 3.8 83 7.0 6.2 10.9 222.4 84.6 34 244 5.95 5.28 7.1 0 1 12
1995 35 BUF QB 12 15 15 10-5-0 255 458 55.7 3130 22 4.8 13 2.8 77 6.8 6.5 12.3 208.7 81.1 26 181 6.09 5.79 5.4 1 2 10
1996 36 BUF QB 12 13 13 8-5-0 222 379 58.6 2810 14 3.7 19 5.0 67 7.4 5.9 12.7 216.2 73.2 37 287 6.06 4.68 8.9 3 4 7
Career 160 160 101-59-0 2874 4779 60.1 35467 237 5.0 175 3.7 84 7.4 6.8 12.3 221.7 84.4 323 2427 6.48 5.86 6.3 22 29 132

Playoff Record as Starting QB: 1988 (1-1), 1989 (0-1), 1990 (2-1), 1991 (2-1), 1992 (1-1), 1993 (2-1), 1995 (1-1), 1996 (0-1)
Playoff Comebacks: 1993 (1)
Playoff Game-Winning Drives: 1993 (1)

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Advanced Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Att Y/A+ NY/A+ AY/A+ ANY/A+ Cmp%+ TD%+ Int%+ Sack%+ Rate+
1986 26 BUF QB 12 16 16 4-12-0 480 111 108 111 109 116 104 107 98 112
1987* 27 BUF QB 12 12 12 6-6-0 419 94 97 105 106 116 104 119 108 112
1988* 28 BUF QB 12 16 16 12-4-0 452 110 111 105 106 114 91 102 106 104
1989 29 BUF QB 12 13 13 6-7-0 391 121 118 114 113 110 128 89 100 114
1990* 30 BUF QB 12 14 14 12-2-0 346 126 125 132 131 126 134 115 110 135
1991*+ 31 BUF QB 12 15 15 13-2-0 474 125 123 125 123 126 136 100 107 129
1992* 32 BUF QB 12 16 16 11-5-0 462 113 118 109 113 102 116 91 118 107
1993 33 BUF QB 12 16 16 12-4-0 470 108 111 103 106 110 101 93 111 104
1994 34 BUF QB 12 14 14 7-7-0 448 104 101 102 99 117 114 90 95 109
1995 35 BUF QB 12 15 15 10-5-0 458 102 104 107 107 92 111 106 105 104
1996 36 BUF QB 12 13 13 8-5-0 379 117 106 97 91 105 97 71 86 93
Career 160 160 101-59-0 4779

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1986 26 BUF QB 12 16 16 41 199 0 20 4.9 12.4 2.6 199 0 7
1987* 27 BUF QB 12 12 12 29 133 0 24 4.6 11.1 2.4 1 35 35.0 0 35 0.1 2.9 168 0 6
1988* 28 BUF QB 12 16 16 35 154 0 20 4.4 9.6 2.2 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.3 159 0 5
1989 29 BUF QB 12 13 13 29 137 2 19 4.7 10.5 2.2 137 2 6
1990* 30 BUF QB 12 14 14 22 63 0 15 2.9 4.5 1.6 63 0 4
1991*+ 31 BUF QB 12 15 15 20 45 1 12 2.3 3.0 1.3 45 1 6
1992* 32 BUF QB 12 16 16 31 53 1 10 1.7 3.3 1.9 53 1 8
1993 33 BUF QB 12 16 16 36 102 0 17 2.8 6.4 2.3 102 0 7
1994 34 BUF QB 12 14 14 25 77 1 18 3.1 5.5 1.8 77 1 11
1995 35 BUF QB 12 15 15 17 20 0 17 1.2 1.3 1.1 20 0 7
1996 36 BUF QB 12 13 13 19 66 2 22 3.5 5.1 1.5 66 2 9
Career 160 160 304 1049 7 24 3.5 6.6 1.9 2 40 20.0 0 35 0.0 0.3 1089 7 76

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1986 26 BUF QB 12 16 16 0 7 2 0 0
1987* 27 BUF QB 12 12 12 0 6 2 0 0
1988* 28 BUF QB 12 16 16 0 5 0 0 0
1989 29 BUF QB 12 13 13 0 6 3 -6 0
1990* 30 BUF QB 12 14 14 0 4 2 -8 0
1991*+ 31 BUF QB 12 15 15 0 6 2 -4 0
1992* 32 BUF QB 12 16 16 0 8 0 -18 0
1993 33 BUF QB 12 16 16 0 7 3 -17 0
1994 34 BUF QB 12 14 14 0 11 2 -19 0
1995 35 BUF QB 12 15 15 0 7 2 0 0
1996 36 BUF QB 12 13 13 0 9 0 0 0
Career 160 160 0 76 18 -72 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1989 29 BUF QB 12 13 13 2 2 12
1991*+ 31 BUF QB 12 15 15 1 1 6
1992* 32 BUF QB 12 16 16 1 1 6
1994 34 BUF QB 12 14 14 1 1 6
1996 36 BUF QB 12 13 13 2 2 12
Career 160 160 7 7 42

Similar Players

NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Joe Flacco, Andy Dalton, Ben Roethlisberger, Norm Snead, Steve Grogan, John Elway*, Joe Ferguson, Fran Tarkenton*, Joe Namath*, Milt Plum
4 Joe Flacco, Ben Roethlisberger, Fran Tarkenton*, Bob Griese*, Joe Namath*, Jim Plunkett, Warren Moon*, Tom Brady, Doug Williams, Matt Ryan
5 Joe Namath*, Ken O'Brien, John Elway*, Bob Griese*, Joe Flacco, Aaron Brooks, Bernie Kosar, Fran Tarkenton*, Doug Williams, Marc Bulger
6 Jim Zorn, Matt Ryan, John Elway*, Steve Grogan, Tom Brady, Fran Tarkenton*, Ben Roethlisberger, Johnny Unitas*, Aaron Brooks, Joe Namath*
7 Fran Tarkenton*, Ben Roethlisberger, Warren Moon*, Dan Marino*, Johnny Unitas*, Tom Brady, Drew Bledsoe, Steve Grogan, Ken Anderson, John Elway*
8 Ben Roethlisberger, Fran Tarkenton*, John Elway*, Dan Marino*, Steve Grogan, Johnny Unitas*, Drew Bledsoe, Mark Brunell, Warren Moon*, Eli Manning
9 Ben Roethlisberger, Fran Tarkenton*, John Elway*, Mark Brunell, Donovan McNabb, Eli Manning, Dan Marino*, Warren Moon*, Steve Grogan, Ken Anderson
10 Ben Roethlisberger, Warren Moon*, John Elway*, Eli Manning, Drew Bledsoe, Fran Tarkenton*, Ken Anderson, Donovan McNabb, Carson Palmer, Troy Aikman*
11 John Elway*, Warren Moon*, Bob Griese*, Donovan McNabb, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Bledsoe, Troy Aikman*, Boomer Esiason, Fran Tarkenton*, John Hadl
Career Mark Brunell, Donovan McNabb, Terry Bradshaw*, Drew Bledsoe, Troy Aikman*, Steve McNair, Bob Griese*, Jim Everett, Boomer Esiason, Joe Namath*

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1986 26 16 QB 218 48 5 30
1987 27 12 QB 183 44 9 31
1988 28 16 QB 177 14
1989 29 13 QB 215 23 9 51
1990 30 14 QB 197 17 9 50
1991 31 15 QB 262 105 1 4
1992 32 16 QB 204 37 5 31
1993 33 16 QB 181 12 9 59
1994 34 14 QB 192 11 11 63
1995 35 15 QB 191 15
1996 36 13 QB 151 19
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