Bills QB Jim Kelly gets last chemo treatment in cancer battle


Jim Kelly, the NFL Hall of Fame quarterback who played his entire career for the Buffalo Bills, finished his final round of chemotherapy treatment today, the team announced. Kelly has been battling cancer for some time, and faced a recurrence earlier this year. But today’s final round of chemo gives hope that he may still make a recovery from the disease.

Jim Kelly took the Bills to four straight Super Bowls, not winning any of them, but becoming one of the most beloved athletes in Buffalo history in the process. He spent the bulk of career feeding the ball to teammates Thurman Thomas and Andre Reed, and faced off twice a year against Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino for much of the 1980s and 1990s. Marino visited Kelly in treatment earlier this year.

Before being drafted by the Buffalo Bills, Jim Kelly started at the University of Miami. image credit: Buffalo Bills.