Colts Cut Swag Kelly

The Colts have released Swag Kelly from the practice squad, per a club announcement. To take his place, they’ve signed wide receiver Krishawn Hogan to the 16-man unit.

Kelly was once considered one of the top QB prospects in the nation, but he was kicked out of Clemson and his senior season at Ole Miss was cut short by a torn ACL and lateral meniscus. The Broncos made him “Mr. Irrelevant” in 2017 with the final pick in the draft, but he had an opportunity to be very relevant and supplant Case Keenum as the club’s starter in 2018. That never came to fruition thanks to a bizarre arrest and his subsequent release.

In 2019, Kelly hooked on with the Colts’ offseason roster, and he’s been in the team’s practice squad orbit ever since. After the Colts used a fourth-round pick on Jacob Eason in the spring, it was pretty clear that Kelly was no longer a focal point for the offensive staff. With starter Philip Rivers, experienced backup Jacoby Brissett, and Eason leading the way, there was little need to keep Kelly on standby.

The Colts — who have a bit of swag after their 36-7 romp over the Jets — will face the Bears on Sunday.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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    • crosseyedlemon

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  1. Oooof

    I’m sure he’d rather be called Swag, but he entered the league with the correct title: Mr. Irrelevant.

  2. InvalidUserID

    Recently these QBs with flashy names haven’t panned out: Swag Kelly and Johnny Football.

  3. mrshyguy99

    this is the same kelly that was on that netflix show when he was in JC. they didnt bring that up.

  4. antsmith7

    You can’t go by Swag and expect to be taken seriously as an NFL QB. Maybe as a WR or DB that will work.

  5. Julio Franco's Birth Certificate

    He actually requested his release so he could go work fulltime on his Ph.D. dissertation in Theoretical Physics and String Theory.

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