Cody Kessler
Cody Kessler
27-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Cody Kessler in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Released by the Patriots in April of 2020.
Cut by New England
QBFree Agent
April 1, 2020
The Patriots will release Kessler on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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The Patriots are left with Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer as the only quarterbacks on their roster, setting the stage for an addition via free agency or the draft. Kessler was brutal in his previous stints with the Browns and Jaguars, and he hasn't appeared in a game since 2018. He served as the No. 3 quarterback in New England for part of last season.
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How do Cody Kessler's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
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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Back with New England
QBNew England Patriots
October 28, 2019
Kessler agreed to a contract with the Patriots on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Parts ways with New England
QBFree Agent
October 15, 2019
Kessler was waived by the Patriots on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Inks deal with Pats
QBNew England Patriots
September 25, 2019
Kessler signed with the Patriots on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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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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