Anthony Richardson impressing early at Colts camp, not as 'raw' as expected, per report
The Indianapolis Colts selected former Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Richardson is a physical specimen, lightning fast at 6-4, 245 pounds and has a cannon for an arm. But many still believed he had a lot of work to do before being a true NFL starter, as he suffered some accuracy issues in college, among other critiques.
But initial reports out of Colts camp are a good sign for Richardson’s future in the NFL. According to Colts beat writer George Bremer, Indianapolis has been especially impressed with his pocket awareness and play-making ability.
Update: #Colts rookie QB Anthony Richardson has been impressing in camp and turns out isn’t as “raw” as previously believed.
“The Colts have been impressed by his pocket awareness in particular, and he showed off some of his high-level play-making ability even during the brief… pic.twitter.com/mc5oincG5R
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 17, 2023
Indianapolis has been desperate for a true starting quarterback ever since Andrew Luck surprisingly retired following the 2018 season. Carson Wentz, Phillip Rivers and Matt Ryan are a few QBs who have journeyed to Indy in effort to resolve the issues, to no avail.
Richardson totaled 2,549 passing yards, 17 touchdowns and 9 interceptions with the Gators last season. He added 654 rushing yards with 9 touchdowns on the ground.
We’ll see soon enough if Richardson is truly ready for starting duties in the NFL.
You must be logged in to post a comment. Please sign in or register
If he works out in the NFL and kicks some arse, more power to him.
Too bad he didn’t do that while in college
BTW, I was first again even though I am having a busy morning so far.
It’s not that hard leeland
I knew that once you got the hang of it, you would turn arrogant, and that the bit of modesty you showed earlier was as false as the promise in a Hillary smile. Cojo, you’re a fightin’ Gator, and you should remember that. Few are called.
Sorry my man, didn’t think you would take it so hard
Have him play against a defense and take a hit or two and get back with me. Same goes for Young in Charlotte.
I wouldn’t be that hard on Young. He took some hits at Alabama, came back and threw perfect dimes the next play. AR… not so much.
GatorPhil…Bryce Young will be fine. If you recall he did not ever have a great offensive line at Alabama and still won the Heisman Trophy. That little fact was overlooked by your brain.
Is a joke and also he is a gator
Fan in name only ..
I think we can call
Him a GINO !
And 8115 is a sunshine pumper that can’t stand any opinion but his own.
I believe Young will do well, with his talent and football IQ. I hope AR does succeed in the NFL, I’ll be rooting for him.
They pretty much have to say that. Not really credible at this point.
They will keep right on saying that every spring and summer for the duration of his rookie contract.
Well what are they going to say? We wasted a draft pick? This is kind of a nothing burger.
Poor Colts fans. Thus begins what will be years of hype and promise of potential that will be realized “someday” only to result in erratic, mediocre seasons where AR will get 10 times the attention of actual quality players on the roster because of his ability to do backflips.
And, don’t forget, hit the dome roof with his passes.
mrtruth…Those backflips are really impressive.
Careful what you say. Irsay reads all your posts and that already cost me a gig. I’m trying to convince them to let me install a few plays where AR is going to do the backflip and hit the dome with the pass at the same time. No one will be prepared for this
With those kind of moves RealC he’d win the NFL MVP right then and there.
Mrtruth, and the twinkle in his eye.
Hopefully he will accept being moved to TE while he is still young enough to pull it off. Tebow couldn’t accept it until he was in his 30’s and the ship had already sailed. Kinda like most of Richardson’s passes.
A truly “Raw” talent at Quarterback & when his NFL days are finished he’ll still be a rare-physical-specimen who tries to play QB. But he will not be poor and flipping burgers, right ?
True. Probably won’t be flipping burgers until his mid 30’s at least. Maybe Vince Young will take him under his wing at the Whataburger.
dawgbals00…great reference to Vince Young. I recall a story about Young. He booked an entire Southwest Airlines airplane,
all tickets and he was the only passenger. He wanted to be “Alone”. A Private Jet Charter would have been much less expensive. He obviously did not study math at Texas.
Pulling for AR to prove folks wrong.
AR for Heisman!!!!! Oh wait, it’s to late for that, nvrmnd
Herein lies the problem. He looks all world in practice. Always has. That is why they kept trying to play him in games.
Fans wanna believe.
Coaches wanna believe.
Teammates wanna believe.
Opponents don’t gotta believe.
Nash…You have won the Coveted “Best Post Of The Day” Award. Trophy on order.
Richardson’s not raw. He’s medium rare.