It’s official. Chad Kelly is currently the No. 2 quarterback in Denver. For now.
“Right now, he’s our backup,” coach Vance Joseph said on the day that the second-year, seventh-rounder received reps with the second-string offense for the first time. “Again, your roster is pretty much formed until something happens out there. So, right now, Chad is our backup. Things change in this league all the time, but right now he is our backup.”
The reason is simple. In a merit-based business, Kelly has shown the necessary merit.
“Chad has played well,” Joseph said. “He played well in the scrimmage and he played well Saturday night, so he deserves a chance to be the two right now.”
Joseph said Kelly will run the second-string offense all week, culminating in a preseason game against the Bears.
“It was nice,” Kelly told reporters regarding the news of the promotion. “I wouldn’t have gotten there if it wasn’t…