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Chad Kelly to begin throwing next week

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Rookie Denver Broncos seventh round pick, Chad Kelly, will begin throwing a football next week.

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After what was thought to be a minor strained wrist, Chad Kelly learned it was much more than that. A surgery in early April meant he wouldn’t be throwing a football for three months.

Asked about his rehabilitation and recovery time, Kelly let an Ole Miss Rebel fan on Twitter know he would begin throwing the football to start the month of July. This appears to be slightly ahead of schedule.

Many believe he’ll start his career on the Denver Broncos Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, but it is clear he is chomping at the bit to begin participating and working with the quarterbacks fully.

He is unlikely to factor much in the Broncos final decision on a starter - or even the backup for that matter - barring some sort of catastrophic injury situation at the position. In any case, it’s good to hear he is getting healthy and if he matures mentally to go along with his superior physical talent, he could make things interesting for the Broncos in years to come.