Jim Kelly | Career in pictures

  • Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly sits with fiancee Jill Waggoner and their 4-month-old daughter Erin Marie at his home in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Aug. 20, 1995. JIRO OSE / AP

  • Buffalo quarterback Jim Kelly passes against Washington on Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996 in Orchard Park, N.Y. CHARLES AGEL / Associated Press

  • Miami Hurricanes Ring of Honor inductees (left to right) Jim Otto, Jim Kelly, Cortez Kennedy and Gino Torretta are shown during a game against Virginia Tech at Sun Life Stadium (then Dolphin Stadium) on Nov. 12, 2008. Al Diaz / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • NFL Hall of Famers Jim Kelly, Terry Bradshaw and Nick Buoniconti gather around Marc Buoniconti at the 28th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to Benefit The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Sept. 30, 2013 in New York City. Stephen Lovekin / GETTY IMAGES

  • Former Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly poses with his bust after his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002. RON SCHWANE / AP

  • NFL quarterback legends Brett Favre, Jim Kelly and Dan Marino gather at New York's Official All-Star Cafe on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999. ALBERT FERREIRA / AP

  • Jim Kelly, former quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, cheers after receiving his NFL blazer during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Mayor's Breakfast at the Civic Center in Canton, Ohio, Friday, Aug. 2, 2002. JOY NEWCOMB / AP

  • Former UM quarterback Jim Kelly signs autographs for fans at the Orange Bowl on Jan. 26, 2008. Al Diaz / / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Honoree and former NFL player Jim Kelly attends the 28th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to Benefit The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis at The Waldorf-Astoria on Sept. 30, 2013 in New York City. Stephen Lovekin / GETTY IMAGES

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  • Six former UM quarterbacks gather during a "Farewell to the Orange Bowl" event on Jan. 26, 2008. Left to Right: Ken Dorsey, Jim Kelly, Gino Torretta, Craig Erickson, Steve Walsh and Bernie Kosar. HECTOR GABINO / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly talks with the media before a press conference in Batavia, N.Y. , Monday, June 3, 2013. Kelly says he has been diagnosed with cancer in his upper jaw bone and will have surgery on June 7. Gary Wiepert / AP

  • Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly gives "thumbs up" after the announcement of his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, in New Orleans. BETH KEISER / AP

  • Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, left, congrats former teammate Thurman Thomas after Thomas was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame on Feb. 3, 2007. CHARLES TRAINOR JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Former NFL star Jim Kelly attends the 2012 NFL Honors at the Murat Theatre on Feb. 4, 2012 in Indianapolis. Joey Foley / Getty Images

  • Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly shares a light moment with the media after announcing his retirement from the NFL during a news conference Friday, Jan. 31, 1997 in Orchard Park, N.Y. BILL SIKES / AP

  • Jim Kelly, retired Buffalo Bills quarterback, kisses his son Hunter in his Orchard Park, N.Y., home Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998. Hunter was diagnosed with Krabbe's disease. BILL SIKES / AP