Chad Kelly
Chad Kelly
25-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Indianapolis Colts
Injury Suspension
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Chad Kelly in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a contract with the Colts in May of 2019.
Sharp in preseason opener
QBIndianapolis Colts
August 8, 2019
Kelly (suspension) completed 13 of 19 passes for 121 yards and also had four carries for 53 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown, in Thursday's preseason loss at Buffalo.
Kelly was Denver's backup quarterback last season before his release for off-field issues. He'll be suspended the first two games of the regular season relating to a trespassing charge, while for now he's in a battle with Phillip Walker for the No. 3 quarterback role. He outplayed Walker in Thursday's game, though he entered the game after the latter. The Colts usually don't keep three quarterbacks on the roster, but they may this year due to Andrew Luck's lingering calf injury.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Chad Kelly
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
He might have been 2017's Mr. Irrelevant, but with a huge arm, collection of signature wins at Ole Miss, and pedigree -- Kelly looms behind 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch in the battle to back up Case Keenum. Depending on who you listen to, Lynch has either led Kelly through the offseason or has left the door open for Kelly to steal the No. 2. job. No matter what, a lot will have to go wrong for Kelly to take a meaningful snap in 2018.
The final pick of the NFL Draft seldom garners as much hubbub as did Denver's selection of Kelly, the former Ole Miss quarterback, at the end of the 2017 draft. The nephew of Hall-of-Famer Jim Kelly, the younger Kelly likely would have been drafted earlier had he not been recovering from knee and wrist surgeries. His career has also been checkered with several off-field issues, including getting kicked out of Clemson. On the field, Kelly has a wiley ability to make something out of nothing and has the big arm Denver covets. He's been especially adept at pushing the ball deep, his 8.8 yards per attempt ranking 14th in the nation in 2015 and his 8.4 yards per attempt ranking 21st in 2016. That big-play hunting also led to numerous turnover-worthy throws that broke in Kelly's favor, but he might not be so lucky in the pros. His need for refinement, injury history, and the presence of two young quarterbacks atop the depth chart all make it unlikely that Kelly will see the field in 2017. Denver has made a habit of looking for development quarterbacks at the end of the seventh round under John Elway, however, including Zac Dysert and last year's starter Trevor Siemian. Kelly could ascend if Siemian and last year's first-rounder Paxton Lynch falter.
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Suspended for two games
QBIndianapolis Colts
May 31, 2019
Kelly was suspended for the first two games of the 2019 regular season for violating the league's personal conduct policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Gets second chance in Indy
QBIndianapolis Colts
May 20, 2019
Kelly signed a contract with the Colts on Monday, Andrew Walker of the team's official site reports.
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Trying out with Colts
QBFree Agent
May 3, 2019
Kelly is at Colts rookie minicamp for a tryout this weekend, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.
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Pleads guilty to trespassing charge
QBFree Agent
March 20, 2019
Kelly pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of second-degree trespassing, Stephanie Butzer of ABC 7 Denver reports.
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Let go following arrest
QBFree Agent
October 24, 2018
The Broncos cut Kelly on Tuesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
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