There is confidence, and then there’s whatever Indianapolis Colts quarterback Chad Kelly has going for him. The fourth-stringer took to Twitter on Friday with a guarantee that we’d bet he can’t possibly back up.
You see, Kelly thinks there’s only one NFL quarterback faster than he is: Lamar Jackson.
Just off the top of my head, I’d be willing to lay down some cold, hard cash that the likes of Cam Newton, Marcus Mariota, Kyler Murray, Taysom Hill and Tyrod Taylor could all beat Kelly in a foot race.
Chad Kelly 40 time was never measured at the NFL Combine
We can’t exactly compare NFL Combine 40 times, though, because Kelly wasn’t invited to the 2017 iteration due to some glaring off-field issues. Those issues have followed Kelly to the NFL as well. He was cut by the Denver Broncos following a drunken Halloween break-in back in 2019.
What we do know is that, in three college seasons at Clemson and Ole Miss, Kelly rushed for 958 yards and 16 touchdowns. So, he’s no slouch as a runner. But he’s almost certainly bragging a bit too much here.