2. Will Anthony Richardson and Alec Pierce connect on a deep ball?
The most circulated play from Anthony Richardson’s preseason debut was a deep incompletion to Alec Pierce. Everyone loved the play because it was a perfect rep from the rookie quarterback. Stepping up in the pocket, Richardson uncorked a beautiful throw, placing the ball exactly where it needed to be. After initially catching it, Pierce lost the ball when making contact with the ground.
It was a bit wild that this budding duo didn’t complete the play, because Richardson and Pierce have been developing an explosive connection throughout training camp. It’s seems like every day at practice, Richardson is finding Pierce downfield for a big play. Unfortunately, they couldn’t complete it in an actual game.
If they play on Saturday, they’ll likely receive another opportunity to connect. Pierce flashed his potential as a big-play receiver that could make catches over anyone last season, and Richardson has a rocket for an arm, with the touch to accurately place deep balls. This duo will connect on a ton of big plays in the future, but it’ll be fun to see if they can have their first official in-game connection this Saturday night.