Chad Kelly could be back in the NFL as a Green Bay Packer.
The former Ole Miss quarterback has been invited to the Packer mini-camp this weekend, according to NFL.com.
Kelly, 27, last played with the Indianapolis Colts and was cut from the practice squad on Sept. 30 last year. Kelly was the last pick of the 2017 NFL draft, taken by the Denver Broncos.
Kelly threw for 6,080 yards and 50 touchdowns in two seasons at Ole MIss and led the Rebels to a No. 10 final ranking and a win over Oklahoma State in the All State Sugar Bowl in New Orleans where he was the MVP. Kelly set 25 school records during his career. Kelly caught the attention of NFL scouts in March when he participated in the Ole Miss Pro Day.
Kelly, the nephew of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, was on his way to a possible starting job in the NFL in his rookie season and worked his way to a backup role to Case Keneum. He appeared in first NFL game in the sixth game of the season. But the Broncos released Kelly following his arrest of suspicion of first-degree trespassing. He later pleaded guilty to second-degree trespassing. The Colts signed Kelly in May, 2019, but he had been suspended for the first two regular season games because of his incident in Denver. He shined in his preseason debut with Colts, completing 13 of 19 passes for 121 yards and ran for a 33-yard touchdown in front of his family and friends in Buffalo.
He was assigned to the practice squad in September, then promoted to the active roster in November. He was assigned to the practice squad again in September of last year and released later that month.