Broncos make Chad Kelly Mr. Irrelevant

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Chad Kelly was far from irrelevant, as a guy who made plenty of plays, plenty of headlines and had a Hall of Fame uncle.

But now, he’s Mr. Irrelevant.

The Broncos took the injured Ole Miss quarterback with the 253rd and final pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

He’s not going to be able to throw for at least two more months after undergoing wrist surgery earlier this month. And he was coming off a torn ACL suffered last season anyway, so it’s hard to tell how much he’ll be able to do anytime soon.

Kelly, the nephew of former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, was an accomplished passer but had issues off the field as well.

Now, he goes to a place where they have an established quarterback competition, with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch at the top of the depth chart.

40 responses to “Broncos make Chad Kelly Mr. Irrelevant

  1. This is a great signing or Denver. The kid has the Kelly toughness and will to win and has all the ability. I believe that his off field problems are behind him. Now it’s for all the marbles. I’m sure he has realized the hard way how many millions he has cost himself. I am so disappointed that Buffalo didn’t take a shot at him.

  2. Get set for the empty headed skoltrolls claiming the slimeball slick rick speildummy pulled off the top trades.

    You’re still the team that holds the record of being the only team to twice start the season 5-0 and miss the playoffs. BWAAAAA!! BWAAAAA!!

    SKOLOL!!!

  3. jkossrt says:
    Apr 29, 2017 7:01 PM
    This is a great signing or Denver. The kid has the Kelly toughness and will to win and has all the ability. I believe that his off field problems are behind him. Now it’s for all the marbles. I’m sure he has realized the hard way how many millions he has cost himself. I am so disappointed that Buffalo didn’t take a shot at him.

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    I see what youre saying, but imagine the pressure on him if Buffalo took him. Theres no way he could live up to expectations there.

  4. “The first step in honing Chad Kelly’s talents will be to make him Aqib Talib’s room mate.”

    Does that assignment come with a kevlar vest?

  5. This kid is another Alex Smith. He’ll be a good 2nd or 3rd stringer, and could be in the league for 15 years. Solid pick. The big difference is Smith went first and Kelly went last. Other than that, they’re the same guy.

  6. I really wanted the Browns to take a flyer on this guy but they took a guy who smacks women (allegedly)

  7. this guy was 10x the college player that Mitch ..ahem, “Mitchell” Trubisky was

  8. “dawoger says:
    Apr 29, 2017 7:10 PM
    Get set for the empty headed skoltrolls claiming the slimeball slick rick speildummy pulled off the top trades.

    You’re still the team that holds the record of being the only team to twice start the season 5-0 and miss the playoffs. BWAAAAA!! BWAAAAA!!

    SKOLOL!!!”

    Not sure who you’re responding too, but make sure your doctor increases your meds.

  9. dawoger says:
    Apr 29, 2017 7:00 PM
    And the minisoda Barneys are still “Team Irrelevant!”

    Ladies and gentlemen, this is a typical packer troll post.

    Come up with names, throw in a phonetic spelling to make fun of an accent…you know, real “I hate myself and my life so I’m taking it out on someone else” type of talk.

    It’s a shame packer fans are like this. Oh well.

  10. exinsidetrader says:
    Apr 29, 2017 7:46 PM

    If he has Jim Kelly’s toughness and leadership skills he will be starting by next year.
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    It’s obvious he doesn’t have any leadership skills.

  11. Besides being awarded Mr. Irrelevant, Chad Kelly will also win the “Michael Rappaport Award For The White Guy That Tries The Hardest To Sound Black”.

  12. peytonmanningsforehead says:
    Apr 29, 2017 9:10 PM

    This punk is Mr. Irrelevant at the draft and Uncle Jim was Mr. Irrelevant in the Superbowl four years in a row.
    Apparently, irrelevance runs in the family.
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    The only punk is you, the 5 ID punk, troll from Toronto with no job and no life.

  13. Why did the broncos take him? He is hurt….was another team going to jump in? no, he was the last pick!

    Broncos took Jake Butt and Kelly. Butt is easier to understand, but Kelly? I don’t get it.

  14. Not sure if he is smart enough to be a starter. Aside from his maturity issues, the guy just doesn’t seem…well, intelligent. He’s got incredible physical talent and has had moments of extreme toughness on the field, but he almost always regresses a step for every stride he makes. Definite gunslinger, not that that’s always a bad thing. Either way, for a seventh round pick, there is a lot of potential for upside and not much loss if he turns out to be nothing.

    Not a bad move overall, potentially lots to gain and not much to lose.

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