Former Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly isn’t getting much attention when it comes to the 2017 NFL Draft. His uncle, Pro Football Hall of Fame signal caller Jim Kelly, isn’t too amused and expressed his displeasure about it Saturday afternoon on Instagram.
Chad Kelly was considered to have one of the strongest arms in the SEC when he started every game for the Rebels in 2015. And based on the video above, he clearly has the accuracy, too.
As a junior in 2015, Kelly completed 65.1 percent of his passes for 4,042 yards, 31 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He averaged more yards per attempt and threw more touchdowns than Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott that season.
In 2016, Kelly threw for 2,758 yards, 19 touchdowns and 8 picks in 9 games before suffering a season-ending injury.
The question mark surrounding Kelly at the NFL level is entirely off the field. Clemson dismissed him from its football program in the spring of 2014. And that December, he was arrested for allegedly fighting with bouncers at a Buffalo bar and threatening to retrieve and use an AK-47 assault rifle.
This past October, Kelly ran onto the field at his younger brother’s high school game and had to be restrained.
Those incidents would cause any NFL general manager to pause, but as his uncle pointed out, his skills might warrant a late-round selection.