Colts quarterback Chad Kelly made a ridiculous assertion about his speed.
The ratings for “Madden NFL 21” dropped this week and, as is the case each year, they’ve sparked countless debates. The conversation has even extended to a few players we would’ve never expected, including Indianapolis Colts quarterback Chad Kelly, who made some shocking claims about where his speed ranks among NFL gunslingers.
It’s worth noting that it’s not fully clear if his Madden rating prompted this assertion, but the timeliness is irrefutable.
Either way, there’s no defending Kelly, who took to Twitter to declare that he’s the fastest QB in the league outside of Lamar Jackson.
That’s a pretty reckless claim for a player who hasn’t even attempted a pass since entering the NFL as the last pick back in 2017.
There’s no denying that Kelly has some wheels. His speed being given an 80 by Madden is a testament to that. However, the Ole Miss product proclaiming that he’s faster than the likes of Kyler Murray, Taysom Hill, Marcus Mariota and Deshaun Watson –all of whom rank higher in speed in Madden 21 — is preposterous.
We’d even say that Josh Allen, Russell Wilson and a rejuvenated Cam Newton could probably defeat Kelly in a race.
As expected, Twitter was quick to lambaste the 26-year-old signal caller. According to his 40-yard dash time, he’s slower than 14 of his colleagues.
We seriously doubt that any of the aforementioned QBs would be interested in racing Kelly, so he’ll likely never get the chance to back this claim. His confidence is admirable, but there’s a difference between being self-assured and downright delusional. Unfortunately for Kelly, he personified the latter in saying this.
Philip Rivers, wanna do us a favor and race this guy in training camp? That’d be perfect.