|1983 Buffalo Bills season|
|Head Coach||Kay Stephenson|
|Home Field||Rich Stadium|
|Place||3rd in AFC East|
|Playoff Finish||Did not qualify for playoffs|
|Previous Season||Next Season|
The Bills drafted future Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, the third of a record six quarterbacks taken in the first round of the 1983 draft. Kelly would play for the USFL's Houston Gamblers from 1983–1985, before making his first start with the Bills in Week One of the 1986 season. The Bills later retired Kelly's #12, at the time the only number the franchise retired. Linebacker Darryl Talley played for twelve years with the Bills. He was a two-time Pro Bowler, in 1990 and 1991. He was inducted into the Bills Wall of Fame.
|1983 Buffalo Bills draft picks|
|Round||Pick||Player||Position||College||Made Roster?||Pro Bowl (?)||HOF (?)|
|1||12||Tony Hunter||Tight end||Notre Dame||Yes||No||No|
|1||14||Jim Kelly||Quarterback||Miami (FL)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2||39||Darryl Talley||Linebacker||West Virginia||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|4||93||Trey Junkin||Linebacker||Louisiana Tech||Yes||No||No|
|4||112||Jimmy Payne||Defensive end||Georgia||No||No||No|
|5||126||Matt Vandenboom||Defensive back||Wisconsin||No||No||No|
|7||180||Gurnest Brown||Defensive tackle||Maryland||No||No||No|
|8||207||James Durham||Defensive back||Houston||No||No||No|
|9||234||George Parker||Running back||Norfolk State||No||No||No|
|10||260||Richard Tharpe||Defensive tackle||Louisville||No||No||No|
|11||293||Larry White||Defensive end||Jackson State||No||No||No|
|12||320||Julius Dawkins||Wide receiver||Pittsburgh||Yes||No||No|
|1983 Buffalo Bills staff|
| Front Office
Defensive/Special Teams Coaches
|1983 Buffalo Bills roster|
| Offensive Linemen
|Linebackers|| Defensive Backs
|Note: Rookies in italics|
- ↑ 1983 was the last of Cribbs' three NFL Pro Bowl seasons before he left the NFL for the USFL's Birmingham Stallions in 1984.
- ↑ 1983 Buffalo Bills draftees. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved on November 15, 2014.
- ↑ Went to play in the United States Football League (USFL), signing with Houston Gamblers, before signing with the Bills, who retained his draft rights, in 1986, upon the folding of the USFL.