Anthony Richardson's dynamic first half has Florida fans thinking Heisman
Anthony Richardson is Florida’s backup quarterback. Coach Dan Mullen continues to make it clear that Emory Jones is the starter, and that was the case on Saturday at USF.
However, when Richardson is on the field, excitement is sure to follow. In the first half against the Bulls, he was electric.
His first pass of the game found WR Jacob Copeland for a 75-yard touchdown:
Anthony Richardson’s first pass of the game
75-yard TD ? #CFB
— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 11, 2021
Later in the first half, Richardson and Copeland connected again, this time for a 41-yard score:
Anthony Richardson will win a Heisman trophy pic.twitter.com/AhA40dhloo
— That’s the Game (@ThatstheGame643) September 11, 2021
Jones isn’t playing poorly by any means. The Florida offense is absolutely trouncing an overmatched USF defense so far.
But, fans and media members took to Twitter during the first half to heap praise on Richardson. Some are even thinking Richardson has Heisman potential moving forward:
I don't think it's a QB controversy at Florida. I think Anthony Richardson is clearly the best one.
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) September 11, 2021
Anthony Richardson for Heisman
— Carter Pahl (@carter_pahl) September 11, 2021
— GAINESVILLAIN (@GAINESVILLAIN) September 11, 2021
Anthony Richardson playing like the most legit QB recruit since Tebow. All due respect to Brissett, Driskel, and Will Grier….none of them ever flashed like this. Kyle Trask had to develop into what he became. #GoGators
— ÄlêxåñÐêr †hê Grêå† (@xandergomez) September 11, 2021
Anthony Richardson with a wrist flick: pic.twitter.com/BpMb9NSBzl
— Griff (@Mullet_Lebron) September 11, 2021
Dan Mullen really robbing Anthony Richardson of the Heisman this year.
— GoHard (@og_gohard) September 11, 2021
Florida QBs Emory Jones and Anthony Richardson playing dueling studs vs S. Florida. Jones gets a drive? Big play TD. Richardson’s drive? Same. Folks who say if you have 2 starters, you have none? Gators HC Dan Mullen like “hold my beer”. pic.twitter.com/c2muLcfg0z
— Big Benny (@BigBennyRadio) September 11, 2021
We’ll see how much playing time Richardson gets in the second half. At the halftime break, Florida leads 35-3.