Former Ole Miss star Chad Kelly will tryout with playoff-bound NFL team
The Buffalo Bills are in the midst of one of their best seasons in recent memory. The AFC East champions enter the NFL playoffs with a 13-3 mark behind a high-flying offense led by quarterback Josh Allen and wide receiver Stefon Diggs, and are the conference’s 2nd seed in the upcoming postseason.
As Buffalo prepares for a Super Bowl run, it appears a link to the franchise’s history is set to try out with the team. The Bills are set to host former Ole Miss star Chad Kelly, formerly signed to the Denver and Indianapolis rosters, as he seeks a new NFL home. It’s likely it will be on a reserve/futures contract, but as The Buffalo News notes, it might be a chance for the Bills to gain a little of a scouting advantage from the former Colt as they face Indianapolis on Saturday in the Wild Card Round.
Kelly, of course, is the nephew of Hall of Famer and Bills franchise icon Jim Kelly. And Colts head coach Frank Reich is a familiar name to NFL fans as not just Jim Kelly’s former backup, but as the quarterback who orchestrated Buffalo’s 32-point come-from-behind win in the 1993 AFC Wild Card Round against the Houston Oilers—a game simply known as “The Comeback”.
We’ll see what comes of the younger Kelly, though, as he is in the hunt for his next stop.