NFL analyst makes interesting pro comparison for QB Chad Kelly
Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly is no doubt a talented gunslinger, and that’s further backed up by NFL analyst Daniel Jeremiah’s pro comparison for the Rebels’ signal caller.
In Jeremiah’s latest scouting column for NFL.com, he broke down Kelly. Jeremiah details what he likes about Kelly, what he needs to improve on and the biggest takeaway. And in that biggest takeaway is where he compares Kelly to former Vanderbilt QB Jay Cutler.
Kelly has an unquenchable thirst for the big play. He loves to attack down the field and that leads to big plays as well as turnovers. I’d love to see him dial it back just a little bit and show more concern for the football. I love his competitiveness and grit, but there’s a lot of growth that needs to take place in his decision making. He has a lot of similarities to Jay Cutler: big arm, aggressive nature, above-average athlete. However, I thought Cutler showed more poise under pressure when he was at Vanderbilt.
That’s an interesting comparison for Kelly, because the two are similar. While there may be some questions about the intangibles of both players, there’s no doubt Kelly and Cutler have pure arm talent and are above average athletes.
Like Jeremiah, I am also looking forward to the Rebels’ big-armed pocket passer taking on Florida State’s talented defense in the season opener.
Not only will scouts be watching to help project Kelly’s NFL future, but it’s also a game media pundits across the country will be looking at Ole Miss to determine if the Rebels are a contender or pretender for the College Football Playoff.
You can read Jeremiah’s full breakdown of Chad Kelly here.