After missing his entire rookie season following wrist surgery, Chad Kelly will be competing with Paxton Lynch for No. 2 QB job in Denver, behind starter Case Keenum. In two seasons at Ole Miss, he threw for 6,800 yards and 50 TDs.
Even though he was the last pick in the 2017 draft, Kelly has a ton of potential. However, this will be Keenum’s team—as long as he stays healthy and remains effective.
2018 Bottom Line
Kelly and Lynch will battle throughout the preseason for the right to be the first option behind Keenum. While Lynch has the first-round pedigree, Kelly has the bloodlines of being Hall of Famer Jim Kelly’s nephew. While neither of the backup QBs should be on a fantasy roster at the beginning of the season, whoever emerges could be called on to play significant games if Keenum doesn’t hold up.