Anthony Richardson is off the board. The former Florida QB was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Football fans and media members have been divided for months on what should be expected from Richardson as an NFL quarterback. At the NFL Scouting Combine, Richardson measured 6-4, 244 pounds with an athleticism score of 99 – 1st among QBs. Scouts were impressed by Richardson’s 4.43-second 40-yard dash and 10-yard split time of 1.53 seconds. Richardson set Combine records with a 40.5-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot, 9-inch broad jump.

Richardson was drafted in the first round based on his raw athleticism and potential. Some see the next Josh Allen or Cam Newton in Richardson. Others, however, predict he’ll join the list of first-round QB busts, pointing to a college career that did not go as planned for the Gainesville, Florida native.

Richardson first saw meaningful playing time in 2021. Off the bench, Richardson was a highlight waiting to happen as a standout runner with a cannon for an arm. In his lone start of the 2021 season, however, Richardson struggled against national champion Georgia.

As a 12-game starter in 2022, Richardson was inconsistent. Richardson dazzled against a top-10 Utah team, generating Heisman Trophy buzz after leading the Gators in a Week 1 upset. The next Saturday, however, he was just 14-of-35 with 2 interceptions in a home loss to Kentucky. The up-and-down performances continued for the rest of the season. A dual-threat, Richardson averaged 6.35 yards per carry and ran for 9 touchdowns while completing just 53.8% of his passes, throwing for 2,549 yards, 17 scores and 9 interceptions.