Jim Kelly's seven tips for quarterbacking in the cold

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is seen during the Bills In Toronto series in this 2008 file...

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is seen during the Bills In Toronto series in this 2008 file photo. (DAVE ABEL, QMI Agency)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:31 PM ET

Who better than Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly to ask for tips on how to quarterback in frigid or snowy weather?

Kelly not only played 11 seasons with the Bills in Buffalo, he grew up near Pittsburgh and learned from an early age how to quarterback in wintry elements.

“You got that right,” Kelly said in a telephone interview this week.

Five NFL games were staged two Sundays ago in the snow. More inclement weather is predicted for this Sunday’s games, and you can expect plenty more of it for playoff games up to, and perhaps including, the Super Bowl in East Rutherford, N.J. on Feb 2.

From 1986 to 1996 Kelly started about two dozen home games in either December or January, including a few blizzardpaloozas. If anyone knows how to best succeed in such elements, it’s Kelly.

Here are the seven tips he passed along:

 


Photos