Denver Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly posted a photo of himself in his Denver Broncos uniform at the team’s media day activities…
Denver Broncos players have been participating in media day activities, doing photo shoots for major networks among other things. Second-year quarterback Chad Kelly posted a behind-the-scenes photo of his own session on his Instagram story:
The Broncos posted some other cool photos, including pictures of Case Keenum in his full uniform:
We’re not conspiracy theorists or anything, but it’s interesting that Kelly would be included among the players networks wanted some B-roll for.
If one were a conspiracy theorist, one might theorize that Kelly’s inclusion in the media day events is a strong indicator of his standing on this roster.
Kelly is competing for a backup position with Paxton Lynch, and according to some reports, he’s been doing a good job of pushing Lynch for that job.
We’ve talked about Kelly here at length this offseason, and the talk is only going to intensify as he’s exposed to more media coverage.
Last year at this time, Kelly was an unknown rookie commodity whose off-field issues and injury concerns in college seemed to make him a longshot to even be on the Broncos at this point in time.
He’s still around, and not only is he still around, he’s competing for a very important job.
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If Kelly wins the Broncos’ backup quarterback job, he’ll be one snap away from playing.
There are very mixed opinions about Kelly in Broncos Country, but personally when I watched his college tape, he looked like a gamer and someone that could play at the NFL level.
He’s got the arm strength, moxie, athleticism, and a good enough feel for the game. Given experience and proper coaching, Kelly looked in college like he could become a very good NFL player.
With the way the NFL is now including so many concepts from the college game, Kelly might just be ascending on the Broncos’ depth chart at the exact right time. His style of play in 2015 at Mississippi (his best collegiate season) is a style many NFL teams have adopted and been successful with.
The Broncos could utilize Kelly in a very similar capacity as Case Keenum, as he excels in the short area and has a good feel for timing in the pocket.
It’s always exciting to see players in their uniforms and to my knowledge, this is the first look we have of Kelly in a gameday getup.
Hopefully we’ll be seeing a lot more of it.