The newest QB on the Colts’ roster has been suspended for the first two games of the 2019 season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
The Colts signed embattled quarterback Chad Kelly earlier in the month. They did so despite him being arrested in October for criminal trespassing. Because of that arrest, the league has suspended him for the first two games of the season.
This is assuming that he even makes the team for the Colts. There’s a very good chance he’s cut during training camp. But because of the suspension, there’s an even greater chance that he doesn’t make the team come the fall.
Kelly has had a lot of trouble off the field, which was why it was surprising the Colts even signed him to begin with. There were plenty of other players that they could have brought in if they wanted another camp arm. Yet they chose this guy who clearly has issues.
The two game suspension wouldn’t matter a whole lot if he did make the team. He likely wouldn’t play in either of the games he was suspended for anyway. This is just another embarrassing mark on his still young NFL resumé. It will be interesting to see how that affects his play.
That is what it all comes down to. Kelly still has to play well enough to make the team for this to even matter for Indianapolis. He will struggle to get reps in training camp and will only have a limited amount of time to make an impression.
It still remains to be seen how the Colts approach this situation. It’s something to monitor into the summer.