QB controversy? Florida fans already want to see more of Anthony Richardson
In his fourth year at Florida, Emory Jones is finally the starting quarterback after waiting the past three seasons behind Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask.
Jones was a highly sought-after recruit and has impressed in off-the-bench appearances, but his first start has many Gator fans calling for the backup quarterback, Anthony Richardson.
On Saturday, against FAU, it was Richardson’s turn to be the off-the-bench quarterback.
— InAllKindsOfWeather.com (@AllKindsWeather) September 5, 2021
Jones is 10-of-16 passing for 76 yards, a touchdown and an interception, along with 7 carries for 52 yards. Richardson has not thrown a pass in the game, rushing 3 times for 28 yards. Jones’ interception came in the red zone when he returned on a drive that Richardson had led down the field. On the next possession, Jones tried a QB sneak from too far out, resulting in a turnover on downs.
Here’s what fans are saying about the backup from Gainesville on Twitter:
It’s taken less than a quarter and a half for Anthony Richardson to take over Emory Jones’ role from the past couple years of being the backup QB fans will endlessly clamor for.
— Mike Kennedy (@MikeKennedyNFL) September 5, 2021
Emory wtf get Anthony Richardson back out there that was awful
— Cincy Jake (@CincyFanJake) September 5, 2021
I already like Anthony Richardson more than Emory Jones
— jake (@JakePhilly10) September 5, 2021
Jones back in the game. I want to see more of Anthony Richardson plz
— Just Adam GO GATORS! GO JAGUARS! (@MainManPlan) September 5, 2021
100% going for Emory Jones. BUT, I will not be upset if I keep seeing Anthony Richardson getting reps!!
— John A Poor (@GoGatorsJohn) September 5, 2021
Anthony Richardson is basically Cam Newton 2.0 for Florida. He should be the starter over Jones. #GoGators
— Klutcherov #1BULLSHIT (@BucGoat) September 5, 2021
Just give the keys over to Anthony Richardson. #Gators
— Joseph (@TheJoeyMcNeely) September 5, 2021
Anthony Richardson is the better Player at QB.
— B. (@OrdinaryButPaid) September 5, 2021
Yeah put Anthony Richardson in bruh
— Kenneth Scott JR (@KennethScottJR2) September 5, 2021
I want to see more Anthony Richardson
— J (@IAmFloridaBorn) September 5, 2021
I'VE SEEN ENOUGH OF EMORY JONES! Anthony Richardson the rest of the year now!!! Period!
— AR#RichardsonQB1 (@Jkul23) September 5, 2021
Emory Jones doesn’t look great tonight. Might be a rough season. Give me some Anthony Richardson.
— Drew Sherlock (@DrewSherlock93) September 5, 2021
Anthony Richardson needs to become the guy at Florida.
— Bryan Cooney (@Bryan_Cooney) September 5, 2021
The Gators lead FAU 14-0 at the half. It will be interesting to see how each QB fares in the second half.