Former Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly leads Toronto Argonauts to CFL Grey Cup win
Former Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly came off the bench for Toronto and led a championship comeback as his Argonauts defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 24-23, for the CFL Grey Cup title.
With Toronto QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson injured, the team turned to Kelly.
— Ben Grant (@Ben__Grant) November 21, 2022
He calmly led the Argonauts to victory — denying the Bombers a third straight Grey Cup.
Kelly finished 4-of-6 passing for 43 yards and took control when it mattered most, also adding in a 20-yard run. This will look familiar to Ole Miss fans who watched “Swag” use his legs as well as his arm when he directed the Rebels.
CHAD. KELLY. pic.twitter.com/T8mKbY6vXc
— Toronto Argonauts (@TorontoArgos) November 21, 2022
The Argonauts scored the final 10 points of the game, after trailing 23-14 in the fourth quarter following a 102-yard punt return by Winnipeg’s Janorian Grant.
Here, Kelly’s pass sets up a Toronto rushing score.
CHAD KELLY PUTTING THE ARGS IN SCORING POSITION pic.twitter.com/OqyAqnPQrn
— Billy (@Billyhottakes) November 21, 2022
And this is probably one of Kelly’s favorite formations — the victory formation.
Chad Kelly in Grey Cup victory formation pic.twitter.com/9Xh8Vgs140
— CJ Fogler AKA Perc70 #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) November 21, 2022
Congrats to Chad on winning the CFL Championship!
— The Rebel Walk (@TheRebelWalk) November 21, 2022
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.