Broncos release backup quarterback Chad Kelly after arrest

There were moments the past few weeks in which it seemed the Denver Broncos might give quarterback Chad Kelly some snaps, to see what they had in the young player.

If Kelly ever gets those snaps, it will come with another team.

The Broncos cut their intriguing young backup quarterback on Wednesday, a day after news of his arrest for trespassing was reported. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said general manager John Elway mulled the decision Tuesday and decided to cut Kelly on Wednesday.

See Kelly in court: 

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Denver Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly, left, and his attorney, Harvey Steinberg, appear for a hearing in Arapahoe County, Colo., Courthouse Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Centennial, Colo. Kelly was arrested early Tuesday, Oct. 23, on suspicion of criminal trespass in Englewood, Colo. The The Broncos waived Kelly on Wednesday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Pool)
Denver Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly, right, follows his attorney Harvey Steinberg after a hearing in the Arapahoe County Courthouse, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Centennial, Colo. Kelly was arrested the early Tuesday, Oct. 23, on suspicion of criminal trespass in Englewood, Colo. The The Broncos waived Kelly on Wednesday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Pool)
Denver Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly appears for a hearing in the Arapahoe County Courthouse, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Centennial, Colo. Kelly was arrested early Tuesday, Oct. 23, on suspicion of criminal trespass in Englewood, Colo. Te The Broncos waived Kelly on Wednesday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Pool)
Denver Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly, left, and his attorney Harvey Steinberg appear for a hearing in the Arapahoe County Courthouse, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Centennial, Colo. Kelly was arrested early Tuesday, Oct. 23, on suspicion of criminal trespass in Englewood, Colo. The The Broncos waived Kelly on Wednesday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Pool)
Denver Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly, right, follows his attorney Harvey Steinberg after a hearing in the Arapahoe County Courthouse, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Centennial, Colo. Kelly was arrested the early Tuesday, Oct. 23, on suspicion of criminal trespass in Englewood, Colo. The The Broncos waived Kelly on Wednesday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Pool)
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It’s a heck of a costly arrest for Kelly, who had practically become a cult figure in Denver while starter Case Keenum had his struggles early in the season.

Kelly was the final pick of the 2017 draft. He fell in the draft, in part, because of some off-field issues. The Broncos presumably drafted him with a low-tolerance policy. Kelly’s arrest was enough to cause them to cut ties.

Related: A look at Kelly's career: 

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GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 18: Chad Kelly #6 of the Denver Broncos prepares for a game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on October 18, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 14: Chad Kelly (6) of the Denver Broncos in the huddle before taking a knee at the end of the second quarter. The Denver Broncos hosted the Los Angelos Rams at Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, Colorado on Sunday, October 14, 2018. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 07: Denver Broncos quarterback Chad Kelly (6) during warm ups prior to the National Football League game between the New York Jets and the Denver Broncos on October 7, 2018 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 01: Denver Broncos quarterback Chad Kelly (6) during the NFL regular season football game against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 01, 2018, at Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, CO. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 01: Denver Broncos quarterback Chad Kelly (6) in the tunnel before player introductions during the NFL regular season football game against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 01, 2018, at Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, CO. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 16: Quarterback Chad Kelly #6 of the Denver Broncos throws as he warms up before a game against the Oakland Raiders at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on September 16, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 30: Quarterback Chad Kelly #6 of the Denver Broncos hands offsides the football during the preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 30, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Broncos defeated the Cardinals 21-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 30: Quarterback Chad Kelly #6 of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass during the preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 30, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 24: Quarterback Chad Kelly #6 of the Denver Broncos leading the offense against the Washington Redskins at FedExField stadium in Landover, Maryland. August 24, 2018 (Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 24: Quarterback Chad Kelly #6 of the Denver Broncos during warmups before he takes on the Washington Redskins at FedExField stadium in Landover, Maryland. August 24, 2018 (Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 11: Chad Kelly #6 of the Denver Broncos throws a pass during preseason week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on August 11, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Vikings defeated the Broncos 42-28. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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