Chad Kelly finally getting back to regular football activities


Denver Broncos quarterback Chad Kelly is finally getting back to regular football activities and has a chance to seize the backup QB role…

The Denver Broncos didn’t put on the pads, but they did put on the orange and blue for week three of their offseason activities and quarterback Chad Kelly — along with both Case Keenum and Paxton Lynch — was getting back to some regular football work.

It was great to see Kelly, the last pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, in action and throwing passes, at least from photos the Denver Broncos released.

Kelly found one of the photos and posted it on his Instagram page:

The Broncos have said that Kelly will compete for the team’s primary backup job with Paxton Lynch, and I for one can’t wait to see him out on the field in a live-action setting.

Over the course of the past year, we’ve done a lot of talking about Kelly and projecting what his future might be based on what we observed from his days at Ole Miss. There are strong voices on either side of the Kelly argument, some who feel he is not going to amount to anything and some (like me) who really thought his college tape was good enough to get him drafted in the second round or at least on day two.

I talked about this at length with Brandon Keckler on my new podcast, ‘The Juice’, which I hope you will tune in for going forward:

The talk about Kelly starts up pretty quick, so you won’t have to scroll around to find it.

Kelly is someone I have a lot of faith in as a player, and I think the Broncos do too. Otherwise, would John Elway and Vance Joseph say this?

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Joseph said Kelly was his ‘favorite quarterback’ in the draft class that included the likes of Patrick Mahomes, DeShaun Watson, and Mitchell Trubisky.

The Broncos’ actions speak louder than words here, as the team passed on the opportunity to draft Josh Allen or Josh Rosen in this year’s draft, and guys like Lamar Jackson, Mason Rudolph, Kyle Lauletta, Luke Falk, Mike White, and literally every other quarterback in this year’s draft after that.

The Broncos drafted no one at that position, and they didn’t sign anyone to come into camp and compete at that position either.

The reps available are going to Case Keenum, Paxton Lynch, and Chad Kelly, and I think Kelly stands a great chance of winning that backup job.

To me, Kelly has shown a much better understanding of the game than Lynch at least from his college tape. Kelly has the clutch gene, and he has a big arm. The Broncos got a great value when they drafted him and I can’t wait to see what he can do when the pads come on and guys are flying around the field.