this is nothing but speculation on your part, they have not named a backup yet... who says there wont be a competition between him and kelly in training camp?
they obviously were not going to play Chad even when jacoby stunk last year, maybe that will change now
you act like you have seen the future and think they will never give chad a real chance, you dont know that at all
Jon Gruden likes to run the ball, he doesn't like if his starting RB is unavailable and he has to rely on his QB to win the game. Josh Jacobs will be the #1 RB for foreseeable future, but Gruden would like to have a double-headed monster of a run game to compete with chiefs an division rivals. It's a good time to have run dominated offense when the division is little suspect in run defense.
With 91st pick in 2020 Gavin's Mock Draft, Las Vegas Raiders select
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU
Clyde's fit in multiple running style and his route running prowess would give Jon Gruden what he needs to take his offense in the path of his vision.
For the record, I honestly see Kelly taking a chance on the XFL at the end of this coming season. He's got a decent job as a Colts depth guy right now, but unless he does something to get his name out there that's gonna dry up in the not too distant future.
Generally speaking teams don't move a guy up to QB2 in their late 20s unless they're failed starters, if a guy hasn't had a chance to start by 27 he's probably not getting one. There are exceptions but they mostly prove the rule.
Kelly on very limited time to get his name back out there and compete for one last chance to cash in. Also, pro football players usually want to play, not sit. I see him walking away from money for one last chance at the brass ring. A stint in the XFL seems like his best shot to actually get a proper backup QB job the way Walker and Ta'amu did.
Especially in Kelly's case where he has character questions to answer that can only be settled on a field he can't break onto in the NFL.