The Denver Broncos selected former Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly — the nephew of Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly — with the very last pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Pelissero: Don’t rule out the Broncos making a run for Kirk Cousins

The NFL insider says Denver could be a dark horse for the Vikings QB’s signature.

Could Kirk Cousins be set to link up with the Vikings’ old enemy, Sean Payton next season?

That’s the possibility mentioned on Friday by NFL.com insider Tom Pelissero, who said he wouldn’t rule out the Denver Broncos making a run for the soon-to-be free agent Vikings quarterback.

With Payton’s Broncos moving on from Russell Wilson after a poor season under center, Pelissero suggests that Payton would want another veteran signal-caller to lead the team, which he believes has a legitimate shot at the playoffs despite being in the tough AFC West with the Super Bowl winning Kansas City Chiefs, the Jim Harbaugh-run LA Chargers, and the Las Vegas Raiders.

“Anything’s possible in the NFL, I know the track record on Sean Payton is he really has not played with a rookie QB a whole lot,” Pelissero says. “He’s always wanted to have a veteran. I fully anticipate they’re looking at everything.

“Jarrett Stidham the guy they’ve got in. house, they got him on an economical deal … but I would think they would look at all these free agent quarterbacks. I wouldn’t even rule out the possbility that the Broncos would make a run at Kirk Cousins.”

The Denver Broncos selected previous Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly — the nephew of Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly — with the exceptionally final choose of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Coming off an amazing campaign at Ole Miss, Kelly was once a preseason star for the Broncos and had fans of the group clamoring for him to induce an opportunity to really begin a few diversions when he was on the program from 2017-18 since of how much the group had been battling at the position to discover consistency and progression

There was a point within the 2018 season in which it truly felt just like the  Denver Broncos might embed Kelly into the lineup over starter Case Keenum, but nothing ever came to realization as Kelly finished up getting in inconvenience after Von Miller’s annual Halloween party in an occurrence that will until the end of time go down in one of the foremost odd occasions in NFL off-the-field history.

It was a strange circumstance to say the slightest, started at Von Miller’s Halloween party Concurring to police records, Chad Kelly, apparently dressed as a cowpoke, bumbled into someone’s house, sat down on their sofa, “mumbled incoherently” and after that got hit with a vacuum tube as the property holders accepted he was an gatecrasher, which actually he was.

It’s still hazy what he was charged with or on the off chance that he was eventually criminally charged at all, but the occurrence finished Kelly’s brief spell with the Denver Broncos. Not at all like Brock Purdy, he really got to be Mr. Insignificant in a rush.

He coasted around the NFL for a few a long time attempting to arrive on hone squads and reinforcement parts but nothing panned out. Inevitably Kelly headed up North to connect the CFL, and shockingly he found major victory.

In his to begin with season as the starting QB for the Toronto Argonauts, Chad Kelly was named the Foremost Extraordinary Player within the CFL for the 2023 season

The 29-year-old Kelly was central to the Argos’ 16-2 record, which tied the CFL record for most regular-season triumphs whereas setting up a franchise best in that category.

Kelly won 15 of 16 begins, which 93.8 win rate is the finest in alliance history by a player with at slightest 14 begins. On the season, he completed 270 of 394 passes (68.5 per cent) for 4,123 yards with 23 touchdowns and 12 interceptor.

 

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