Wins always bring the good feelings out of players, which evidently includes players of past and present alike… and quarterbacks specifically.
After the Bills (10-3) topped the Steelers (11-2) on Sunday Night Football some numbers came to the forefront. Yes, the 26-15 victory is another in the win column, but was a game for Josh Allen’s numbers in the record books, as well.
This week the touchdowns took center stage as Allen’s 35 total became the most by any QB in team history in a single season. He also now trailed Jim Kelly’s single-season record of 33 passing scores by only five with three games left.
Perhaps because of the good vibes rolling after a win, but both Allen and Kelly were very complimentary of one another postgame.
Kelly, via wife Jill Kelly, said on social media that the personal damage to his own numbers is going to be done. Kelly said he thinks his team records are going to all be broken by Allen in due time:
— Jill Kelly (@jillmkelly12) December 14, 2020
By the time Allen stepped up to the podium for his postgame video conference, it’s unknown if he saw the tweet above. Regardless, the current Bills QB is just thrilled to even be mentioned in the same stratosphere with Kelly.
“To be mentioned in the likes of a guy like Jim, a Hall of Fame guy, regarded as the best quarterback to ever play in Buffalo,” Allen said. “He took me under his wing, so like I said to be mentioned in the same sentence as him is super honoring and super humbling.”
Allen went on to mention he’s really just focusing on the team goals and not the individual ones. But one has to feel warm inside seeing all of Kelly’s marks go down… finally, as they should have long ago with the way the NFL has transformed since his career ended.