CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: A detail from the red carpet prior to the start of the 2016 NFL Draft on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images)

Potential top QB in 2017 Draft has season ended by terrible injury

This is absolutely awful.

Ole Miss was already having a rough year with losses Florida State, Alabama, Arkansas, LSU and Auburn. It looks like it just got a whole lot worse with some devastating injury news. It appears Chad Kelly tore his ACL and lateral meniscus against Georgia Southern.

The Rebels are 4-5 on the season and now it's looking like they might not get to the postseason behind a backup quarterback and with games left against Mississippi State, Texas A&M and an underrated Vanderbilt team. Chad Kelly had the opportunity to go pro after last season, but opted to stay and get better before entering after this season.

He finished the season with 2,758 passing yards, 19 touchdowns against eight interceptions to go with five rushing touchdowns and 332 rushing yards.


[h/t SEC Country]