While watching the Miami Dolphins retire Dan Marino's No. 13 last Sunday night, I thought to myself, why hasn't the Buffalo Bills organization done the same for Jim Kelly?
Dan Marino was a great quarterback for many years and his stats are far better than Jim Kelly's, but who led their team to more Super Bowls? Jim Kelly did, four to one. No other quarterback has ever led his team to four straight Super Bowls. Kelly was the emotional leader of the Bills throughout his career and was an absolute warrior out on the field. Who knows what the Bills would have accomplished without him?
I think the Bills organization should wake up and give Jim Kelly his due respect and retire his No. 12 in the same manner. It would be a shame to see another player wear that jersey number again.
Jim Kelly exemplified the city of Buffalo with his tough, blue-collar style of play. Come on Ralph Wilson, what are you waiting for?