Colts GM Wants to Give Ex-Bronco Chad Kelly a ‘Second Chance’ by Signing Him as Backup QB

Two weeks after a tryout at their rookie minicamp, the Colts have signed embattled QB Chad Kelly to add depth at a position that already includes Andrew Luck, Jacoby Brissett and Phillip Walker.

Kelly, a seventh-round pick of the Broncos in 2017, was released by Denver last October after he was arrested for trespassing inside a woman’s home after a Halloween party at a teammate’s house. He pleaded guilty and was sentences to one year of supervised probation and 50 hours of community service.

Kelly was also involved in an altercation outside a nightclub in Buffalo in 2014 (criminal charges were later dropped after Kelly pleaded guilty for disorderly conduct) and he transferred from his first collegiate stop, Clemson, after getting into an argument with the coaching staff during the game.

He is the nephew of Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly, a longtime teammate and friend of Colts head coach Frank Reich.

The Colts – as with any player they draft or sign with a troubled past – believe they have a plan in place that will help Kelly avoid the missteps of his past. They also believe Kelly understands he has no leniency when it comes to any off-the-field issues that arise.

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SOURCE: Indy Star, Zak Keefer