NFL QB Prospect Chad Kelly Suffers ACL Tear

All year, scouts have been having a hard time grading Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly. Now, it’s not clear if the nephew of Bills great Jim Kelly will be drafted at all. Kelly will miss the remainder of the season after he suffered a torn ACL and lateral meniscus on Saturday, Antonio Morales of The Clarion-Ledger writes. Chad Kelly (vertical)

Kelly was leading the SEC in total offense with 2,758 passing yards. He also threw for 19 touchdowns against eight interceptions and added 332 yards on the ground with five rushing TDs. In a weak year for quarterbacks, Kelly was considered to be one of the best at the position, despite his off-the-field issues and on-field inconsistency. Now, he has a long way to go before he can get back on the football field.

Before coming to Ole Miss, Kelly was tossed out of Clemson’s program for conduct detrimental to the team and had to spend a year at East Mississippi Community College. Last month, Kelly had to be restrained on the field during a brawl at a high school football game. It turns out that those red flags will not be his biggest barrier to entry as he looks to go pro.

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