QB Chad Kelly to Have a Tryout with Bills

Chad Kelly in 2018. Photo by Scott D Stivason/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Quarterback Chad Kelly is getting another shot to make the NFL roster. And this time it is with the team where his uncle and Hall of Fame signal-caller Jim Kelly spent the better part of his career.

According to ESPN’s Field Yates, Kelly is set to have a tryout with reigning AFC Champions Buffalo Bills in the following days. The 26-year-old QB is reportedly a candidate for a reserve/future contract and might end up competing for a backup spot behind Josh Allen.  

Kelly most recently spent time with Indianapolis Colts, splitting his time between the practice squad and active roster before being released in September.

After promising two years with Ole Miss, Chad Kelly entered the NFL as the last pick in the 2017 draft by Denver Broncos. Kelly missed his rookie season due to an injury but managed to bounce back next offseason and get the backup spot behind starter Case Keenum.

Kelly’s stint with the Broncos didn’t last much, however, as the team decided to release him early in the season due to problematic off-the-field behavior. He signed with the Colts ahead of the 2019 season.

Kelly played just one snap as a pro, kneeling in Week 6 of the 2018 season for a one-yard loss.