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Chad Kelly: My uncle told me to shut my mouth and work hard

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Broncos third-string quarterback Chad Kelly hasn’t been able to throw this offseason as he recovers from surgery, but he says he’s working hard anyway — the way his Hall of Fame uncle taught him.

Kelly said on NFL Network that his uncle Jim Kelly told him that he should be seen often and heard rarely around the team facility, and that’s what he’s trying to do.

“Shut your mouth, work extremely hard and be the first one in there, last one to leave,” Kelly said his uncle told him.

Kelly said he believes he would be ready to go if called upon in the regular season, although he knows that for now he’s well behind Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch on the Broncos’ quarterback depth chart.

“You definitely are behind the curve not going through OTAs and minicamp but if my name is called I have to be prepared,” Kelly said. “If I have to hold field goals or get the defense going in practice every day I’ll do it.”

Kelly was Mr. Irrelevant in this year’s draft, but he may some day be very relevant in Denver. Especially if he follows his uncle’s advice.

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13 Responses to “Chad Kelly: My uncle told me to shut my mouth and work hard”
  1. touchdownelvis says: Jul 1, 2017 9:19 AM

    Cool, bro, so why are you talking?

  2. billswillnevermove says: Jul 1, 2017 10:00 AM

    Great advice from a great man!!!

  3. jklecko77hof says: Jul 1, 2017 10:13 AM

    Pretty much sound advice.

  4. bastageman says: Jul 1, 2017 10:59 AM

    touchdownelvis says:
    Jul 1, 2017 9:19 AM
    Cool, bro, so why are you talking?
    —————————————————
    Because when someone asks you a question in an interview, it’s rude not to respond…

  5. imaduffer says: Jul 1, 2017 12:02 PM

    There is a video of a former NFL QB that will show you how NOT to hold for a field goal or PAT.

  6. whenwilliteverend says: Jul 1, 2017 12:07 PM

    I wonder if he told him also to not threaten to shoot up any clubs while he’s out having a good time.

  7. iamthehorniestmanintheworld says: Jul 1, 2017 12:35 PM

    First one in last to leave is tired and stale. Come up with something new. Com’on snowflakes this is your chance to shine.

  8. struckgold49er says: Jul 1, 2017 12:39 PM

    In other words, stop trying to act like or be like someone you’ve seen On Bill Maher …

  9. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Jul 1, 2017 2:41 PM

    Too bad his uncle can’t give him any advice on how to win a SB.

  10. joetoronto says: Jul 1, 2017 4:54 PM

    Jim Kelly was great at losing Super Bowls, that’s what he was great at.

  11. schwamtek says: Jul 1, 2017 5:58 PM

    patsfan4life: the Bills honestly didn’t win a superbowl. They wouldn’t stoop low enough to cheat their way to the title as the Pats have.

  12. toldlikeitis says: Jul 1, 2017 10:27 PM

    Kelly was a better prospect than Watson or Mahomes who were both inflated as 1st rounders. Say what you want about his actions off the field but he was very good for ole miss and did a fine job torching sec defenses.

    Really hope he is able to grasp this situation and take advantage of it.

  13. joebarfalo says: Jul 2, 2017 9:59 AM

    Great advice from a great man, alright. Keep your mouth shut, work hard and someday you too will choke in four consecutive superbowls. Kinda brings a tear to the eye, doesn’t it?

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