Anthony Richardson 'efficient' in first NFL game vs. Bills, says Colts' HC
Anthony Richardson played in his first NFL game on Saturday. ESPN’s Stephen Holder reported on how Indianapolis Colts HC Shane Steichen thought Richardson did.
Richardson threw for 67 yards passing and 1 interception in the 23-19 loss to the Buffalo Bills. He also ran the ball twice for seven yards rushing.
Despite the interception Steichen stated that Richardson had great poise and was efficient, blaming the interception on coaching.
“I thought he had great poise,” Steichen said, “I knew we had the early interception. That’s my fault. We’ve got to do a better job communicating on that one. . . . That starts with coaching, starts with myself. Other than that, I thought he was efficient.”
The Colts took Richardson with the fourth overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft back in April.
Richarson had 2,549 yards passing and 26 total touchdowns in his final season with the Gators last year.
Richardson and the Colts will have a chance to redeem themselves in their next game against the Chicago Bears on Aug. 19. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. ET on NFL Network.