The New York-born quarterback player Chad Patrick Kelly, the nephew of the talented Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly, is already facing troubles in his professional football career. Chad has been a strong performer ever since he started playing football, and he became the national champion four times in the Punt, Pass, and Kick competitions.
His uncle Jim Kelly has complimented his arms force and has commented on his impeccable field abilities. It was in 2014 when Kelly was given the quarterback title for Ole Miss while at the University of Mississippi. Ever since his entry into the professional field of American football, Kelly has faced pressure to rise up and maintain the image of his star quarterback uncle, Jim Kelly.
Professionally, Chad found himself picked by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round of drafting during the 2017 National Football League Drafting season. He was placed on the Non-Football injury list because of his wrist injury.
Is it the pressure of being constantly associated with the Buffalo Bills’ former star quarterback or something else entirely because it seems that the talented but notorious player is constantly under fire for involving himself in trouble? Usually, legal troubles end up tainting not just his name but also dragging down the team.
What Happened to the Trouble-Magnet, Chad Kelly
Quarterback star Chad Kelly has had quite a happening professional journey that has gotten to the point where he has not played in a single season of the National Football League games since he left his team, Denver Broncos, back in 2021.
Though he got an opportunity to play for the Canadian Football League in the year 2022, where he recorded history and proved his worth as a strong player after his touchdown that helped the Argonauts win against the Blue Bombers, this is not going to be enough to satisfy his hunger for an actual NFL game.
During his off time, Kelly tried to work with the Browns, but the team had other ideas for the quarterback direction, leaving Kelly hanging once again. During his time at Clemson University, back in 2012, Kelly was thrown out of the team on the grounds of misconduct that were harmful to the team.
Then again, just a year after he joined the Denver Broncos, in 2018, he was arrested by the police for criminal trespassing of the first degree when he apparently got inside a couple’s home after he left his teammate’s Halloween celebrations.
Kelly pleaded guilty to the charge of second-degree trespassing. This unfortunate incident put him out of the Denver Broncos team, after which he signed a contract with the Indianapolis Colts in the summer of 2019. But he faced suspension from this team this time for violating the NFL’s conduct policies, though he did come back for practice on September 19th, 2019.
The Denver incident of trespassing took a toll on Chad’s career as an NFL player, and since his suspension from the team, he has been diligently waiting for opportunities that will bring him back to the main game.
Kelly’s Current Stance
Since the incident that took place after Von Miller’s Denver Broncos member Halloween party, Chad pleaded guilty and was made to apologize, where he acknowledged his sabotaging behavior. He moved forward with the Indianapolis Colts team as their quarterback, but he was soon released in 2020.
There were talks of him meeting with his uncle’s former team, Buffalo Bills, to try and work out a contract, and that was the closest he got to the NFL. But clearly, that did not work very well, and since then, Chad has taken his frustration to the internet, ranting on his social media about the lack of opportunities he has been getting since the Broncos ordeal.
Kelly tried to get his point of view on the incident across to the people, but it did not seem to do much. The player got to spend no more than two seasons with the NFL and is still hoping to get a way back into the league.
As of now, the star quarterback is signed with the Toronto Argonauts from the Canadian Football League (CFL), though he has expressed time and time again that his main goal is to play for the NFL and that he is here only to keep his game up and ready.