The Denver Broncos have had quite a Tuesday with Chad Kelly getting in serious trouble after Von Miller’s Halloween party.
Denver Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly was arrested overnight on Tuesday for first-degree trespassing in a bizarre series of events that transpired after Von Miller’s Western-themed Halloween party.
The Broncos have voiced their displeasure with Kelly and his actions, the assumption being he got drunk at the party and made some stupid decisions thereafter.
Looking at the details of the situation as reported to the police and by the police, it appears no assumptions should be made whatsoever in this situation.
If Kelly did not have alcohol in his system and was in some random family’s living room mumbling incoherently, what are we to deduce from that? Again, no assumptions should be made, but that is not good at all.
Regardless of what happens in this situation, the Broncos cannot depend on Chad Kelly going forward.
Kelly’s major concerns coming out of college were off-field character issues and injury issues, and while he appears to have squashed the injury bug, this off-field incident is a black eye over a long period of time of really excellent off-field behavior.
Kelly had not only shown signs of growing up, but he was also becoming a major asset in the community.
Kelly was found by police sitting in his SUV outside the Halloween party location, where he had obviously left and apparently intruded on someone’s home.
What in the world happened to Kelly that would lead him from the party to some random family’s home back to his SUV at the party? This is such a weird story and again, even the best case scenario for the Broncos leads to team-inflicted punishment, perhaps league punishment, and Kevon Hogan being the team’s backup quarterback moving forward.
This also means the Broncos can’t give Kelly a chance later this season to prove that his preseason play was no fluke and perhaps be the young QB this team has been looking for for so long.
This is not a positive development by any means and he deserves whatever his punishment is. This is a very serious situation for Kelly and now the Broncos are looking to 2019 and beyond without him in the picture, at least not before getting some help and serving a suspension.