Cody Kessler
Cody Kessler
26-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
New England Patriots
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Cody Kessler in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a contract with the Patriots in September of 2019.
Inks deal with Pats
QBNew England Patriots
September 25, 2019
Kessler signed with the Patriots on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Tom Brady and his backup Jarrett Stidham aren't dealing with any apparent injuries, so it's unclear why the Patriots brought Kessler aboard. There's no reason to question the method to Bill Belichick's madness, however, as Kessler is a decent backup. He has played in 17 career games between the Browns and Jaguars, completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 2,215 yards (6.3 YPA), eight touchdowns and five interceptions.
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Thursday, Oct 10th at 8:20PM
Overall QB Rating Against
96.0
 
Cornerbacks
96.6
 
Safeties
106.4
 
Linebackers
76.9
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
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Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.89 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.00 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.32 sec
 
Vertical Jump
29.5 in
 
Broad Jump
104 in
 
Hand Length
10.88 in
 
Arm Length
32.67 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Before being traded from the Browns to the Jaguars this offseason, Kessler played in 12 games over two seasons in Cleveland. A 2016 third-round pick out of USC, he had a respectable 7.1 yards per attempt with six touchdowns and two interceptions as a low-volume passer, but went winless in eight starts during his rookie season. Kessler appeared in only three games for the Browns in 2017, and was buried on the depth chart throughout the season. The 25-year-old will have a much more defined role in Jacksonville as Blake Bortles' backup, with the only other quarterback currently on the roster being 2018 sixth-round pick Tanner Lee. Kessler remains a relatively unproven commodity to serve as the team's only real option at backup quarterback, as the Jaguars are clearly expecting Bortles -- fresh off a new contract extension -- to serve as signal caller for the near future.
Starting eight of his nine games as a rookie last season, Kessler was adequate in an offense that had little going for it. But he had too few big plays -- he completed only six attempts over 20 yards -- and took too many sacks (21 on 216 dropbacks), partly because he held onto the ball too long. Kessler entered the offseason program as a favorite to enter Week 1 as the starter, but he fell behind both Brock Osweiler and DeShone Kizer within the first two weeks of training camp. Relegated to third-team work throughout much of camp and the preseason, Kessler no longer seems to be in the mix for the starting job.
The Browns drafted Kessler a bit earlier than expected during the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, as the former USC standout has less-than-stellar measurables and throwing ability by pro standards. He'll still be given a chance at the starting quarterback job in Cleveland, but it's a long shot with experienced options such as Josh McCown and Robert Griffin also in the hunt for the top spot. At this point, it looks like Kessler will head into his rookie campaign with a backup role.
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Adds depth behind Brady
QBNew England Patriots
September 25, 2019
The Patriots are expected to sign Kessler to a contract Wednesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
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Let loose by Eagles
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
August 30, 2019
Philadelphia waived Kessler on Friday, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.
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Outplayed by McCown
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
August 22, 2019
Kessler completed three of five passes for 34 yards and rushed once for no gain in Thursday's 26-15 preseason loss to the Ravens.
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Slated to start Thursday
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
August 22, 2019
Kessler is in line to start under center for Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Clears concussion protocol
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
August 19, 2019
Kessler (concussion) cleared the concussion protocol and can return to practice, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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