Hot-and-cold would be the best way to describe Kelly throughout the event, but in the championship game, he was hot. In this setting he does not get to display his impressive running skills. At some times he looks authoritative and powerful as a passer, but at others he looks hesitant and tries to aim the ball. He has size and more than adequate arm strength, and he is very competitive. Being surrounded by this caliber of competition was an eye opener, and he adjusted nicely.
As a junior, Kelly ran 86 times for 1,057 yards and 15 touchdowns. He completed 137-of-249 passes for 2,159 yards with 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions. No other New York player has rushed for more than 1,000 yards and passed for more 2,000 yards in the same season.