Appearing at his annual youth football camp Thursday, former Buffalo quarterback Jim Kelly told multiple media outlets he’s spoken to various figures with interest in purchasing the Bills.
“I’m just doing what I can to make sure the Bills stay in Buffalo,” Kelly said, according to Syracuse.com. “Things really haven’t changed. Yes, I’ve met with different people. I hope it gets to a point where we get somebody that’s really committed to Buffalo and to turning this program. And to play football in January.”
Kelly indicated Thursday he has not joined an ownership group, per multiple reports.
The Buffalo News reported Thursday that investor Jeffrey Gundlach has talked to Kelly about joining his potential bid for the Bills. Kelly’s brother, Dan, said in April that prospective buyers of the club had reached out to the former Bills quarterback, per the News.
Kelly, who has undergone treatment for oral cancer, said Thursday he has lost 51 pounds, according to NBC affiliate WGRZ-TV in Buffalo.
“I just started eating real food within the last week,” Kelly said, according a video clip on the WGRZ-TV website.
Kelly, noting that he was told to be “patient” as he goes through his recovery, noted: “I’m not that patient kind of guy.”