Former Denver Broncos quarterback Chad Kelly will be taking part in this weekend’s Indianapolis Colts rookie minicamp on a tryout basis and the Colts weigh whether to add him to the 90-man roster according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.com.
Kelly, the “Mr. Irrelevant” of the 2017 out of Ole Miss and the nephew of Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly, started the 2018 season with the Broncos and even seemed to be in line for a starting opportunity after a stellar preseason and the struggles of free agent signee Case Keenum.
The came his bizarre behavior after Von Miller’s Halloween party, at which Kelly reportedly became extremely intoxicated and later broke into a stranger’s residence and ended up on the couch mumbling incoherently.
Kelly was initially charged with felony trespassing but pled guilty to the reduced charge of second-degree misdemeanor trespassing and was placed on probation for a year. The Broncos immediately released him and he has been out of football ever since.
With Jacoby Brissett firmly entrenched behind Andrew Luck, Indy would not be a good landing spot from a reps perspective but Kelly will likely grab onto any chance to get back into the NFL.
The 25-year-old is immensely talented but off-the-field problems have derailed his career in high school, college, and the pros.