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Bills fans don’t feel bad Jim Kelly didn’t want to play here either

The Bills fans booed their players yesterday after a horrid first several preseason games. Two of their players, Anthony Dixon who was signed as a free agent and Marquise Goodwin who was drafted both called out the fans. Dixon said the fans were bandwagon jumpers and Goodwin said this:

@flashgoodwin: Looks like we will have to play against our own “fans” this year. Same ones booing prolly the first in line for autographs. Smh #FEWDM

Well he wouldn’t be the first person to not want to be here in Buffalo. After John Elway was drafted in 1983, Bills hall of famer said even he didn’t want to play for the Bills.

“My agent looked at me after Elway got picked and the problem that arose from it and he said, ‘Hey Jim, is there anywhere that you don’t want to play?’ I said, ‘Oh yeah, I don’t want to play for the Minnesota Vikings,’” said Kelly. “’I don’t want to play for the Green Bay Packers and I don’t want to play for the Buffalo Bills.’”

Buffalo had the 12th pick in round one and NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle announces that the Bills have taken Notre Dame tight end Tony Hunter. Kelly was elated.

“I remember jumping up out of my seat and I hit my mother who was sitting on the right arm of the recliner and I knocked her right off the chair,” said Kelly. “I felt so bad, I quick picked her up off the floor and I’m apologizing, ‘Sorry mom I’m just glad I’m not going to play for Buffalo.’”

Kelly’s agent quickly reminded his client that the Bills also held the 14th pick in round one. Not long after Rozelle announces the Bills second pick in the first round, a quarterback from the University of Miami, Jim Kelly.

“I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “Within minutes the phone calls came and with me being politically correct I was saying how excited I was to be a Buffalo Bill. And when I hung up I said, ‘We need to call the USFL and see what other options we have.’”

We all know how it ended in Buffalo, but how do you think Jim feels about the Bills fan base now?

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