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Jim Kelly’s thoughts on Bills QB situation

Posted by johnmurphyshow on March 14, 2013 – 6:14 pm

Sixteen years after Jim Kelly called it a career, he still follows the Buffalo Bills and their quest to replace him as a franchise quarterback.  And Kelly knows what he’d be looking for, if he was looking for the team’s next QB.

The Hall of Fame QB appeared on The John Murphy Show Wednesday night.  And Kelly said arm strength is near the top of his list of qualities the next Bills QB needs.

“You need a quarterback who can play in this weather, with a strong arm,” Kelly said.  “And yhou have to be able to think on your feet.  It doesn’t have to be a Colin Kaepernick.  It doesn’t have to be a guy that gives you rushing yards every week.  That would be nice, but those careers are usually short lived.  I’d like to have a quarterback who, when he drops back in the pocket,  his offensive linemen know exactly where he’s going to be and when he steps up, they know his depth.”

Kelly said he has not studied the draft eligible QBs available to the Bills this spring.  But he does not think any of the prospects merit the 8th overall pick the Bills have in the first round.

“I don’t think it will be eighth pick overall,” he said.  “Even though I have not studied all the quarterbacks out there, I don’t think there’s one worthy of the eighth overall pick.  We have so many other needs.    Right now, some of the quarterbacks they might like, I think they might be able to get early in the second or third rounds.”

The entire interview with Jim Kelly is available at

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