Bills give Chad Kelly a tryout

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As the Bills head to the playoffs with their best quarterback since Jim Kelly, they’ve taken a look at Jim Kelly’s nephew.

On Monday, Chad Kelly received a tryout with the Bills.

A seventh-round pick of the Broncos in 2017, Kelly at one point had worked his way to the No. 2 position on the depth chart in Denver before an off-field issue involving a Halloween party, alcohol, wandering into a house, and being chased away with a vacuum-cleaner attachment resulted in the Broncos cutting him.
Kelly spent 2019 with the Colts before being released in 2020 and signed to the practice squad. In lateSeptember, the Colts released him from the practice squad.

It’s likely that the Bills aren’t looking at Kelly for the postseason but for the 2021 offseason. Or maybe the workout was a courtesy to his uncle at a time when the positivity surrounding the team is as high as its been in years. Regardless, the tryout happened. Where it goes from here remains to be seen.

15 responses to “Bills give Chad Kelly a tryout

  1. If Kelly is gonna stick next year, I hope it’s with the Bills. He could be a credible, longer term backup to Allen. Strong arm with a competitive streak, just needs some discipline. Sound familiar?

  2. Bills fans are going to have a Kelly & Frank Reich in the house Saturday. NOBODY…..CIRCLES THE WAGONS….

  3. Yes, my bills are in desperate need of more QBs. Hopefully one day we’ll get a QB who can give us the title that has eluded us for 60 years.

  4. He has a long history of being an idiot going back to college. The only reason he’s gotten as many chances a he’s had is his last name.

  5. Kelly was on the Colts practice squad in 2019 and was cut earlier this year. He grew up in Buffalo and is a long term Bills Fan. His “tryout” may give him an opportunity to look at some game film of, say the Colts and demonstrate to the Bills how much he knows about NFL Offenses.

  6. “He could be a credible, longer term backup to Allen. Strong arm with a competitive streak, just needs some discipline.”
    ___________

    Lot of things “could” happen but this sounds REALLY far-fetched. He’s played in a single NFL game, way back in 2018, but never threw a pass. Was totally despised by his Broncos teammates and hasn’t been on an actual roster since then. He’s now not even on anybody’s practice squad. Yet he’s going to turn into a legitimate backup? And how many pro football players AREN’T competitive? And NOBODY else has thought to give some discipline to him?

  7. Now that Allen has firmly established himself as a legit franchise QB and the fans absolutely adore the guy…the Bills can have a Kelly on the roster as a backup without the fans calling for him to start first time the starter throws an incomplete pass. If he looks like a capable, quality backup, sign him up.

  8. People… he was on the COLTS’ practice squad.

    The Bills are playing the COLTS on Saturday.

    It’s really not that hard to connect the dots here.

  9. billswillsnevermove says:
    January 5, 2021 at 1:58 am
    Yes, my bills are in desperate need of more QBs. Hopefully one day we’ll get a QB who can give us the title that has eluded us for 60 years.
    ____________________________________________________________________
    The only one desperate is you, using my username. You are just sad the Raiders stunk yet again, so nothing better for you to do.

  10. billswillsnevermove says:
    January 5, 2021 at 1:58 am
    Yes, my bills are in desperate need of more QBs. Hopefully one day we’ll get a QB who can give us the title that has eluded us for 60 years.

    ———

    You are so weird.

  11. He was once “being chased away with a vacuum-cleaner attachment that resulted in the Broncos cutting him.”

    Every defense knows exactly the pressure to dial up, no thank you.

  12. Maybe the Bills are trying to pick his brain a little, since he was on the Colts roster recently.

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