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Vance Joseph on Chad Kelly: “Right now he is our backup”

Getty Images It’s official.
Chad Kelly is currently the No.
2 quarterback in Denver.
“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.
Those guys made the plays, they got me in the right protections and the guys with the ball in their hands made plays.
“[He was] obviously disappointed, but he understands it’s a performance business,” Joseph said regarding Lynch.
It’s a performance league, and everything we do is graded and it’s counted.
Chad has played well.
He had a great spring, he’s had a great camp and so it’s his turn to be the two.

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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…

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