Joel Klatt compares former Florida QB Anthony Richardson to elite NFL QB
Joel Klatt spoke with NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah about Anthony Richardson on Tuesday’s version of the ‘Joel Klatt Show’. Klatt had an interesting comparison for Richardson to a current NFL player.
Richardson led Florida to a 6-6 regular season finish, before opting out of the Gators’ bowl game against Oregon State. Richardson played in all 12 regular season games and had 2,549 yards passing with 26 total touchdowns.
Klatt believes that a fair comparison for Richardson is Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen.
“The more I watch, the more it reminds me of Josh Allen. I remember what I said about Josh Allen, unfortunately. I was pounding the table that he wasn’t accurate enough. When I go back and think to myself about what I missed, I missed all the things you just talked about. Downfield passing attack, not very good in skill positions. All those things that would lift a completion percentage up.”
“The more I watch, the more it reminds me a lot of Josh Allen”@JoelKlatt and @MoveTheSticks compare Anthony Richardson to the Buffalo Bills QB when he was coming out of college ? pic.twitter.com/uTtwB8pJep
— The Joel Klatt Show: A CFB Pod (@JoelKlattShow) March 14, 2023
Klatt further went on to explain how there is a difference between quarterbacks who are accurate passers and quarterbacks who complete a lot of their passes.
“There’s accurate passers, and then there’s guys who complete a lot of passes. Those are not necessarily the same thing in particular with the eclectic nature of systems that we see today in college football.”
Do you agree with Klatt’s comparison for Richardson?
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I’m confused. “There’s accurate passers, and then there’s guys who complete a lot of passes.” And then there’s Richardson?
Must be his leadership qualities…after all, Richardson led Florida to a 6-6 regular season finish like the article above points out…
humper…AR15 “led” the Gators while he dealt with his Self-Confidence=-Issues while moping on the bench.
AR goes into panic mode too often, despite the skill sets. If that gets corrected, I’m sure he can fulfill the hype. However, the NFL is not necessarily the best environment to do that in!
I think that’s about an adequate assessment as you can get
Ive been watching Graham Mertz highlights. I know he’s similer to AR in actual numbers in many ways. He had a couple more touchdown throws and a few less interceptions. yet, with Mertz personally I see a much much smoother QB! i see a guy more in command of the offense. HITTING TIGHT WINDOWS OUT OF A SCRAMBLE FOR EXAMPLE!…..A GUY WHO APPEARS TO KNOW WHERE HE IS GOING WITH THE BALL…..Dont be surprised if he has that Florida offense klicking if Napier has anykind of real OC. If he plans on calling the plays himself. I’m just saying if Florida has a playcaller and an O line that can block a little. If your receivers can catch the ball. yall might be in for a pleasant surprise!!! Still , dont let it go to your head. Because if Georgia stays healthy God willing, they will be like a huge runaway locomotive running over the competition just like a train! Look for that Georgia defense to again be SPECIAL!!!!! Oh they might have a game or two where they look a little off, but don’t look to make a living off them!!!!!! And the offense is probably going to be better with an even better passing game and running game!!!!!! Unbelievable? Well just watch and find out!!!!!!!!!
The DAWGS will SHOCK people the way they are able to reload!!!! Still, don’t be shocked if Mertz brings stability to that gator offense!!!!!
PS. Remains to be seen what Napier can do with the team going forward!!!!!!
John 3:16 & after
John 3:16 before and after.
For every Josh Allen there are a lot of Ryan Leafs and JaMarcus Russells. I’ll believe Richardson will be a successful NFL qb when I see it.
I do hope he does well but I also will have to see it to believe it.
It’s like none of these idiots ever saw a single game Anthony Richardson played after Utah.
The talent is everything everyone says it is. But even if the between the ears stuff gets worked out, there are still huge questions about his durability.
I sincerely hope he becomes the next big thing in the NFL, but it will be a huge surprise if he does.
With AR, it’s almost all about the “between the ears stuff.” If he can get that “worked out,” he will become everything the NFL scouts say he has the potential to be. If not, he will become the next Ryan Leaf or Jamarcus Russell.
He’s a good person, so I hope he does get the “between the ears stuff worked out.”
Nash makes an excellent point about his durability regardless…IMO, some of it can be accounted for by hotdogging and some of it by his willingness to run hard. Bravo to the latter but correct the former ASAP.
He is indeed a good kid. But then again, one characteristic of “kids” versus adults is playing to the imaginary audience.
Nash…Obviously AR15 is a unique physical specimen with size & speed, but his lack of passing efficiency and his Self-Confidence-Issues do not bode well for a NFL Quarterback.
::::::spits drink across table::::::
Anthony Richardson #1 draft pick overall.
The hype train keeps getting louder
Maybe he can play both QB and WR so he can catch his own passes and get that completion percentage higher
With his athleticism I don’t think this should be an issue! ;)
Yeah he can jump so high that he would be the only one able to catch those huge overthrows. No more “the pass sailed 10 feet over the wide open WR”
Why are you so hard on him, palley? AR15 will be the FIRST EVER numero uno draft pick in any of the big 3 sports at the University of Florida…book it. Time for the shackles of blue blood embarassment to be broken say I…oh, and the Mertzinator, The John Smith Heisman is his, I guarantee it…
Bro I’m having some fun and if indeed he is the numero uno draft pick that would be a hoot. But only you care about that though, the rest f us know it’s pretty meaningless.
Now The Mertzinator, that’s no laughing matter.
Soon you will find out, start getting ready for the pain he will inflict on your stray dog village
“But only you care about that though, the rest f us know it’s pretty meaningless.”
I’m not the only one that cares, Vegas latest odds are at somewhere between +500 and +750…see, there you go again accusing me of ignoring facts while you……. ignore facts…
LOL! That exchange WAS “a hoot.” You two should charge for this type of entertainment!
That’s the best you got?
As if gambling odds mattered in real life outside of….gambling
StL, I aim to please. Besides that’s the type of relationship I have with LegHumper
Hump, I don’t think “fact” means what you think it means.
Humpy, remember to wear a straw hat outside in SW FLA. You of all people need mental stability
Now that I finally got the hornets riled out of the nest…
Marsh, tell Nash, fact, I need mental stability…
Oh wait, I remember, I’m retired and enjoy gummies just to the degree that the contents in said gummies will show up on any drug test I would have to take in case I go delusional and decide to resume my previous profession, scratch that act of objective reality (aka fact) and maintain my mental stability file in the subjective statement (aka opinion) drawer…it’s better that way.
AR15 will be drafted number 1…Mertz will be holding the Ed Smith pose…book it. BTW pally, the vegas over and under of how many of these prognostications will come to fruition is 0…
Well if it’s important to Vegas then it’s definitely important to me, I don’t know how I would make decisions without consulting the Vegas odd makers… ;)
I personally don’t care about the number one pick except for finding out who it is on draft day out of curiosity, but so many have been busts or underwhelmed that the money wouldn’t be worth the pressure for me.
There have only been 86 number 1 picks, so I doubt “so many” have been busts…now if we’re talking HEISMAN winners in the NFL, that’s where all the busts are…
Busts OR underwhelmed, being picked first is supposed to mean you are the best or one of the best, and looking over the list, there aren’t a lot of players that I would say met or exceeded that expectation from the ones who’ve had a long enough career in the NFL. I would say P Manning, Aikman, Elway, Bradshaw, and possibly Keyshawn, admittedly I’m not very familiar with most players who played before the 80s. Some of the recent picks might join that list but it’s too soon to tell.
Never mind all the relevant posts and trolling.
“Maybe he can play both QB and WR so he can catch his own passes….”.
Where’s AFan with the award for BEST POST OF THE DECADE ???
Cojones suggested that approach a while back as a way for AR to solve his problem of throwing passes ten feet over receivers’ heads, since he can jump at least that high after outrunning his own passes to the catch point.
I can’t remember what I just had for breakfast, Emilio, but I do remember that. All I can say is that another contestant must have bribed AFan then and now!