Chad Kelly working out with Phil Simms

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Overlooked and largely forgotten in the Denver Broncos’ quarterback conundrum is last year’s Mr. Irrelevant, the nephew of the incredibly relevant Jim Kelly. Now healthy after a season lost to pre-existing injuries, former Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly is preparing for his chance to compete.

Jim Kelly has posted a video of Chad working out under the supervision of quarterback Phil Simms.

Chad Kelly had wrist and knee problems that kept him on the non-football injury list for all of 2017. With Brock Osweiler likely gone via free agency (or just simply gone) and Trevor Siemian possibly traded, the depth chart may consist of Kelly, 2016 first-rounder Paxton Lynch, and whoever the team adds via free agency or the draft.

Given his genetics and performances at the college level, Chad Kelly continues to be an intriguing prospect for the Broncos. If G.M. John Elway believes in his potential, the team possibly won’t feel compelled to splurge financially on a veteran.

7 responses to “Chad Kelly working out with Phil Simms

  1. Kid can play… If they help keep him out of trouble there, Denver will be in good shape with a cheap qb with a lot of upside…

  2. Behold, the beauty of privilege.

    Nothing against Chad Kelly, but he’s very fortunate to be Jim Kelly’s nephew. That fact helped him get drafted by John Elway, and it also helped get him access to training with Phil Simms. Not only can these three former stars provide him with actual quarterbacking know-how, they can also help make Mr. Irrelevant 2017 more relevant than any Mr. Irrelevant ever by showing up in stories like this where they’re all mentioned in essentially the same sentence. Connections lead to access, access leads to exposure, exposure leads to attention, attention leads to improvement, and improvement leads to opportunity.

    But what about all the players currently just as qualified as Chad Kelly who don’t have the same personal and professional networks? My guess is they’ll have to fight much harder for the same opportunity.

  3. This Bronco fan is unwilling to get excited about the team until we have a decent O-line and a coach who can inspire players, which Joseph hasn’t shown so far.

    If I had to guess right now, I’d say he is going the route of Josh McDaniels – fired in the middle of his second year.

  4. The Analytical Kid says:
    February 21, 2018 at 9:08 pm
    Would have been a perfect fit at absolutely no risk for the Bills.

    Nope. Those shoes are too big to fill in Buffalo. Fans would have ripped him apart if he didn’t start out as a HOF QB like Uncle Jim. Bills fans are some of the best on game day and some of the worst every other day. There’s no way he could develop in Buffalo.

  5. “Nope. Those shoes are too big to fill in Buffalo. Fans would have ripped him apart if he didn’t start out as a HOF QB like Uncle Jim. Bills fans are some of the best on game day and some of the worst every other day. There’s no way he could develop in Buffalo.”

    I’d actually be more concerned with him being on the roster and NOT playing. He’d be the most popular player on the team and a constant distraction as long as he was on the bench. Granted, at this point…before the draft and any potential new QB taken, he’d be as good an option as any for the Bills. The problem, though, is you simply cannot have Chad Kelly as your backup in Buffalo. They’d have to be committed to him starting or he’d be a detriment to the team, likely through no fault of his own. Whether or not he’s good enough to be the starter is an entirely separate conversation…

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