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Bills legend Jim Kelly expects Josh Allen to break all of his franchise records

Jim Kelly says he is convinced that current Bills quarter back Josh Allen will go onto break all of his long-standing records.

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Bills legend Jim Kelly expects Josh Allen to break all of his franchise records
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The Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen established himself as one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL last season.

As he heads into his fourth year as a professional, great things are expected of the 25-year-old, including by Bills legend Jim Kelly, who is convinced that Allen will break all of his franchise records.

Kelly on Allen: The kid can play

“He just has to be consistent. And I know him well enough to know that the kid can play. If you can get the right material around him, which I think he has, and the offensive line gives him time to throw things will be awesome,” Kelly said in an interview with the Bills’ official website.

"And talk about my records, I knew before last season started that those records aren't going to stay around very long."

After 11 NFL seasons with the Bills, Kelly finished his career with 101 wins, and 2,874 completions in 4,779 attempts for 35,467 yards and 237 touchdowns, all of which are Bills records.

In comparison, in his three-year career to date, Allen has recorded 28 wins, made 9,707 passing yards and 67 touchdowns passes, and became the first quarterback since Kelly to lead the Bills to a postseason win, helping the franchise to its first AFC Championship Game since 1993.

Buffalo want Allen long term

However, for Allen to break Kelly's records, the Bills must tie the 25-year-old down long-term. Luckily for Buffalo, the quarterback is contracted for two more years, in which time they will try to sign him to a new multi-year contract.