Chad Kelly
Chad Kelly
25-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
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.
$Released by the Colts in September of 2019.
Sticking to practice squad
QBFree Agent
September 19, 2019
The Colts are expected to sign Kelly to the practice squad Thursday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Kelly was waived by the Colts on Wednesday after having his two-game suspension lifted, and he now joins the team's practice squad. He'll serve as Indianapolis' third quarterback option behind Jacoby Brissett and Brian Hoyer.
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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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Drops to waivers
QBFree Agent
September 18, 2019
The Colts waived Kelly on Wednesday, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.
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Suspension lifted
QBIndianapolis Colts
September 16, 2019
Kelly's season-opening two-game suspension ended Monday, per the league's official transactions log.
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Starts preseason finale
QBIndianapolis Colts
August 29, 2019
Kelly (suspension) completed 13 of 16 passes for 138 yards and an interception in Thursday's preseason finale against the Bengals. He added 20 yards and a touchdown on three rushing attempts.
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Could win backup gig
QBIndianapolis Colts
August 24, 2019
Kelly (suspension) completed 16 of 21 passes for 209 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 27-17 preseason loss to the Bears. He added 34 rushing yards on two carries.
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Another strong preseason game
QBIndianapolis Colts
August 18, 2019
Kelly was 12-of-17 for 115 yards passing with a touchdown and no interceptions in Saturday's preseason loss to Cleveland.
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