"Who better when it comes to fashion than me? I rarely wear labels or high-end clothing and kill it," the ex-NFL star says.
We broke the story Kelly walked from the show on Friday ... after tension had been building on the set for weeks.
One source close to Chad tells us, "He REALLY wants it."
So far, producers say they haven't made any decisions on Kelly's replacement ... but hey, stranger things have happened.
Stay tuned ...