Now that his two game suspension is over, the Colts decided to move on from Kelly. This move was expected, but might make some fans angry.
For some reason, some fans wanted Chad Kelly to start over Jacoby Brissett once his suspension was up. There were people who would get in my mentions and say that he was the franchise guy. That won’t happen, as the Colts decided to waive him today.
This is a move that isn’t surprising in the slightest. The Colts already moved on in terms of a backup, signing Brian Hoyer. Kelly was always supposed to be another camp arm, and that’s exactly what he was. Although he did have his moments in preseason games.
Kelly isn’t good enough to be a starter in this league, and his viability as a backup is questionable too because of his off the field issues. He can’t stay on the field because he makes bad decisions off of it. That’s part of the reason the Colts moved on from him.
When he did play in the preseason, Kelly wasn’t too bad. He showed some moments with his arm and his legs. But it wasn’t good enough to overcome the myriad of other issues. He doesn’t have elite arm strength, and his decision making was suspect at times as well.
Kelly might have played well enough in preseason to get onto a practice squad. His ceiling might even be a backup somewhere. But the fact that some people said he should be a starter is insane.