After taking Kelly in the seventh round of the 2017 Draft, Elway said that Kelly's uncle, Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly, vouched for him amid all of the off-field issues he had faced.
Police also stated the clothes Kelly was wearing matched the clothing worn by the man who broke into the residence, per the house surveillance cameras.
He was identified as Chad Kelly; Kelly was arrested without incident and was brought to the Arapahoe County jail on a charge of first-degree criminal trespassing.
The Broncos confirmed the arrest in a boiler-plate statement on Tuesday. "Our organization has been in contact with Chad, and we are in the process of gathering more information", the release said.
"When the team has a get-together, [it] is always a good thing", Elway said. When they arrived, the male had gone inside and been chased out by the homeowner. This is a very serious situation for Kelly and now the Broncos are looking to 2019 and beyond without him in the picture, at least not before getting some help and serving a suspension.
Kelly has played just one snap, a kneel-down on the final play of the first half against the Rams two weeks ago while Keenum was being evaluated for a concussion. He was dismissed from Clemson in 2014 for 'conduct detrimental to the program'.
It's been a bad season for Broncos quarterbacks. "Irrelevant." He missed all of last season with an injury.
Kelly's spectacular college career at Ole Miss was marked by off-field slip-ups, although he hadn't been in any trouble since the Broncos drafted him.
The party at the Gothic Theater was still going strong when a security guard believes he may have seen Chad Kelly leave the building.