Chad Kelly’s career at Ole Miss is over, and it certainly didn’t end the way any player would hope to wrap up a collegiate career.
Kelly suffered tears in his ACL and meniscus during Saturday’s game against Georgia Sourthern, which requires season-ending surgery, thus ending the senior’s career for the Rebels.
On Tuesday, Kelly wrote a heartfelt Instagram post, sharing his feelings for the Ole Miss program and the time he spent playing for the Rebels:
Kelly transferred from Clemson after playing one season for the Tigers. Over the past two seasons at Ole Miss, Kelly threw for 6,800 yards and 50 touchdowns. This year, he accounted for 2,758 yards and 19 TDs.
After his recovery, Kelly will likely attempt to keep his career going in the NFL, although it appears this injury may hurt his draft stock.
Ole Miss, which has struggled this season to a 4-5 record, has to replace Kelly for the final three games of the season. On Monday, head coach Hugh Freeze was not entirely sure of his new quarterback plans, however it remains a possibility that the Rebels burn the redshirt on former 5-star QB Shea Patterson.