The CFL's highest-paid quarterback is famous.

The 29-year-old quarterback Chad Kelly is still thriving after a short NFL career.

The Toronto Argonauts' starting quarterback, the nephew of former Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly, has been a CFL star this year. Kelly received a three-year, $1.865 million deal from the Argonauts for his performance.

The former Broncos quarterback will receive $615,000 in 2024, $625,000 in 2025, and $625,000 in 2026. 

Justin Dunk of 3DownNation says the annual wage would make him the CFL's highest-paid player throughout that span.

This season, Kelly has passed for 2,377 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions in nine games. His 69.9% completion rate ranks second among qualified CFL QBs.

Kelly's talent has always been on point, so his field success isn't shocking. His off-field troubles have plagued his football career since college.

Kelly was fired from Clemson for many reasons, including his fender-bender with a former beauty queen.

Former NFL Draft Mr. Irrelevant was also excluded from the 2017 draft combine due to off-field concerns. After joining the NFL, Kelly was still in difficulty.

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