Chad Kelly will be running the show at Denver Broncos minicamp
Second-year quarterback Chad Kelly will be running the show for the Denver Broncos at their minicamp from May 11th-May 13th…
The Denver Broncos will open their rookie minicamp on May 11th, and as of right now, the only quarterback eligible to participate is second-year player Chad Kelly.
Kelly, a polarizing seventh-round draft pick out of Ole Miss a year ago, was on the non-football injury list last year before ultimately going on injured reserve.
With a redshirt season last year, Kelly is ready to compete in 2018 and he will get a great opportunity to showcase his skills when the Broncos hold their minicamp this weekend.
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Why is this a huge opportunity for Kelly?
He will get all or most of the reps and some significant extra work when the Broncos are deciding between him and Paxton Lynch for their backup spot behind Case Keenum.
Whatever player wins that job is going to be one snap away from significant playing time.
Kelly will get a chance to build a rapport with the Broncos’ newest receivers, and he’ll also get a chance to share the field with fellow 2017 draft choice Jake Butt, who is also eligible to participate in this minicamp.
We’ve written at length about Kelly in the time since he was drafted by the Broncos.
As a matter of fact, I can still remember thinking prior to Kelly even being drafted that it would be a great move for the Broncos to pick him in the seventh round, just to take a risk and see what he can do with a little chip on his shoulder.
When the Broncos took Kelly, it was an exciting pick for me. Kelly’s performance in college got me excited about his professional prospects, and I wasn’t alone in that. There are a number of other analysts and draft experts who felt like Kelly would have been a day two selection at worst if not for off-field issues and injury concerns.
Now with a clean bill of health, and commendable work off the field (not only has Kelly stayed clean, he’s been very active in the community), it’s time to see what this kid can do in some actual on-field work.
This is a great opportunity for him to prove himself to the coaches.