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Cody Kessler QB

New England Patriots

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April 1, 2020 07:32 PM
Cody Kessler: Cut by New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots will release Kessler on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The Patriots are left with Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer as the only quarterbacks on their roster, setting the stage for an addition via free agency or the draft. Kessler was brutal in his previous stints with the Browns and Jaguars, and he hasn't appeared in a game since 2018. He served as the No. 3 quarterback in New England for part of last season.

October 29, 2019 11:08 PM
Patriots' Cody Kessler: Back with New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kessler agreed to a contract with the Patriots on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Per the report, Kessler stayed in the New England area since being released by the team earlier this month. He'll now rejoin the Patriots to add a layer of depth and experience at quarterback behind Tom Brady.

October 15, 2019 07:12 PM
Cody Kessler: Parts ways with New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kessler was waived by the Patriots on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Kessler signed with the Pats in the latter stages of September to provide additional quarterback depth, but the team now feels good enough to roll with just Tom Brady and Jarrett Stidham. Kessler signed with the Eagles in May shortly after being let go by the Jaguars, but he didn't make the team's initial 53-man roster.

September 25, 2019 08:04 PM
Patriots' Cody Kessler: Inks deal with Pats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kessler signed with the Patriots on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Tom Brady and his backup Jarrett Stidham aren't dealing with any apparent injuries, so it's unclear why the Patriots brought Kessler aboard. There's no reason to question the method to Bill Belichick's madness, however, as Kessler is a decent backup. He has played in 17 career games between the Browns and Jaguars, completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 2,215 yards (6.3 YPA), eight touchdowns and five interceptions.

September 25, 2019 07:48 PM
Patriots' Cody Kessler: Adds depth behind Brady
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots are expected to sign Kessler to a contract Wednesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

He'll give the Patriots some added quarterback depth behind Tom Brady, joining rookie Jarrett Stidham in the team's backup mix. Per Reiss, having another signal-caller around could come in handy if Brady -- who was limited in practice last Wednesday and Thursday before working fully Friday -- takes any days off in the coming weeks.

August 31, 2019 03:28 AM
Eagles' Cody Kessler: Let loose by Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Philadelphia waived Kessler on Friday, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.

Kessler got the start in Philadelphia's third preseason matchup over Josh McCown but was ultimately outplayed by the veteran, who threw for 192 yards and two touchdowns compared to Kessler's 34 yards. It appears that the Eagles have elected to go with McCown, Nate Sudfeld (wrist) and Clayton Thorson -- barring his release prior to the Saturday deadline -- to back up Carson Wentz this season.

August 23, 2019 10:20 AM
Eagles' Cody Kessler: Outplayed by McCown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kessler completed three of five passes for 34 yards and rushed once for no gain in Thursday's 26-15 preseason loss to the Ravens.

Kessler got the start with Carson Wentz taking the night off, but he was significantly outplayed by veteran Josh McCown, who threw for 192 yards and two touchdowns after taking over for Kessler late in the first quarter. The 26-year-old quarterback seems destined for the No. 3 role behind Wentz and McCown. The game was shortened early in the fourth quarter due to lightning, so at least rookie fifth-rounder Clayton Thorson didn't get a chance to try to leapfrog Kessler on the depth chart.

August 22, 2019 06:32 PM
Eagles' Cody Kessler: Slated to start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kessler is in line to start under center for Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Kessler is eyeing a 53-man roster spot as a backup quarterback and will be the first man up to state his case Thursday. Josh McCown and Clayton Thorson may also see action in the contest as they look to make their own marks.

August 19, 2019 03:12 PM
Eagles' Cody Kessler: Clears concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kessler (concussion) cleared the concussion protocol and can return to practice, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Kessler was removed from Thursday's preseason contest after suffering the concussion during the first drive of the game, but he was able to clear the protocol relatively quickly. The 26-year-old was working as the top backup to starter Carson Wentz after Nate Sudfeld broke his wrist, but the Eagles convinced veteran Josh McCown to end his retirement over the weekend to provide more stability to the QB room.

August 18, 2019 03:16 PM
Eagles' Cody Kessler: Remains in concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Doug Peterson said Sunday that Kessler remains in the concussion protocol, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Kessler was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Jaguars due to a head injury and still seems to be feeling the effects. Considering he's still in the protocol, the injury might be more on the serious side. With fellow backup Nate Sudfeld dealing with a broken wrist, Clayton Thorson is the only healthy quarterback on the depth chart behind Carson Wentz.

August 16, 2019 06:12 PM
Eagles' Cody Kessler: In concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kessler was placed in the concussion protocol after leaving Thursday's preseason game versus the Jaguars.

Kessler made the start in place of Carson Wentz but was unable to complete the Eagles' first drive after suffering the concussion. Wentz isn't expected to see preseason action and top backup Nate Sudfeld is out with a broken wrist, leaving Clayton Thorson as the only game-ready quarterback in Philadelphia. The team is likely to sign another signal-caller in the coming days out of necessity.

August 15, 2019 07:44 PM
Eagles' Cody Kessler: Being evaluated for head injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kessler was removed from Thursday's preseason contest against Jacksonville to be evaluated for a head injury.

Kessler was originally starting in the place of Carson Wentz. If Philadelphia's medical staff finds something to rule the 26-year-old out, it'll leave Clayton Thorson as the only healthy quarterback behind Wentz.

August 15, 2019 07:28 PM
Eagles' Cody Kessler: Under evaluation for injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kessler was removed from Thursday's preseason contest at Jacksonville to be evaluated for an undisclosed injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Starting in place of Carson Wentz, Kessler took a massive hit from pass rusher Datone Jones, yet he stayed in the game for one play before he was sent to the sidelines. If Kessler is ruled out, he'll join regular backup Nate Sudfeld (wrist) as unavailable Eagles quarterbacks. The only other QB on the roster is Clayton Thorson.

August 9, 2019 02:48 PM
Eagles' Cody Kessler: Slotting in as backup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kessler will step in as the backup to Carson Wentz with Nate Sudfeld (wrist) out six weeks, Paul Domowitch of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

It's possible that the Eagles opt to add another quarterback to the roster, but Kessler is the current favorite to operate as the team's No. 2 option until Sudfeld fully recovers. The former Brown and Jaguar completed just three of six passes for 12 yards in Thursday's preseason tilt against the Titans, and could face competition from rookie fifth-round pick Clayton Thorson.

August 9, 2019 01:20 AM
Eagles' Cody Kessler: Unimpressive in preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kessler completed three of six passes for 12 yards in Thursday's preseason loss to the Titans.

The former Brown and Jaguar made have seen his chances of making the final roster in Philly improve when Nate Sudfeld broke his wrist earlier in Thursday's contest, but Kessler's own performance did little to bolster his case. On the bright side, he did do slightly better than rookie fifth-round pick Clayton Thorson, and if Kessler continues to clear that low bar, he could open the season as Carson Wentz's backup while Sudfeld recovers.

July 9, 2019 02:04 PM
Eagles' Cody Kessler: Could be odd man out in Philly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kessler could be the odd man out once roster cuts roll around this September, Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice reports.

Kessler currently sits at the bottom of the totem pole in Philadelphia, where he signed a one-year contract back in May. Behind Carson Wentz, the Eagles have an established backup in Nate Sudfeld and rookie fifth-round pick Clayton Thorson. However, if Kessler can put together an impressive campaign during training camp, there's no telling how many quarterbacks the Eagles would opt to keep on the 53-man roster, especially given Wentz's injury history.

May 13, 2019 10:24 AM
Eagles' Cody Kessler: Heading to Philly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kessler is expected to sign with the Eagles on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Kessler will be one of five passers making up the Eagles' quarterback room. Although the USC product was released Thursday and spent all of two days as a free agent, Kessler is likely just serving as competition -- or simply a veteran presence -- for one of the backup roles in Philadelphia. Kessler's most recent action came last season when he started for Jacksonville in Weeks 13-16, completing 64 of 101 passes (63.4 percent) for just 553 yards (5.5 YPA), one touchdown and one interception.

May 9, 2019 12:36 PM
Cody Kessler: Cut by Jags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kessler was released by the Jaguars on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Jacksonville sent a late-round draft pick to acquire Kessler from Cleveland last summer, but the USC product was arguably the worst quarterback in the league during his four starts over Blake Bortles from Week 13 to Week 17. While the 26-year-old, who's entering his fourth pro season, could still have a market for his services, no team is likely to bring him in to compete for a starting job.

January 21, 2019 09:24 AM
Jaguars' Cody Kessler: Rough 2018 season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kessler completed 64.9 percent of his passes for 709 yards (5.4 per attempt) with two touchdowns and two interceptions over five games in 2018.

Kessler took over at quarterback for the benched Blake Bortles and started four games, contests in which the Jaguars scored only two offensive touchdowns before Bortles reclaimed starting duties for the season finale. Kessler was acquired from Cleveland in March and had no real competition for the backup quarterback job, which even at the time was a curious decision. Both Bortles and Kessler and under contract for 2019, but the Jaguars are unlikely to remain static at the position following the offensive disaster in 2018.

December 26, 2018 01:44 PM
Jaguars' Cody Kessler: Loses starting gig
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blake Bortles will replace Kessler as the Jaguars' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Despite throwing just two interceptions on 131 pass attempts, Kessler has arguably been the worst quarterback in the league this season, producing 5.4 yards per attempt while taking 22 sacks and losing three fumbles. The Jaguars scored 45 points in his four starts, dropping off by 6.7 points per game from their average with Bortles under center. The team likely will focus on external options in the offseason, as it's evident neither Bortles nor Kessler is the long-term answer at the position.

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Height/Weight:
6-1/215
Birthdate:
5/11/1993
Age:
27
Hometown:
Bakersfield, CA, USA
School:
USC
NFL Experience:
5
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