3 most important things we learned in the Colts first preseason game

Following the Indianapolis Colts preseason loss to the Buffalo Bills, here are the important things we learned about the team.
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1. Anthony Richardson is going to be good

While there were several other storylines to watch, everyone really tuned in to see rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson. The young QB got the start, and things got off to a rocky start for him. After completing his first two passes to Isaiah McKenzie, Richardson targeted McKenzie a third time, while under pressure, and the pass sailed and was intercepted.

However, that wasn’t the story of his preseason debut. The story was that Richardson had some ups and downs, as expected, with moments to get excited about. In three series, Richardson completed 7-of-12 passes for 67 yards, had one interception, and added seven rushing yards on two carries.

His most exciting moment of the day came on a deep pass to Alec Pierce, that Pierce initially caught before the ground dislodged the ball. However, Richardson placed the ball exactly where it needed to be. Considering the connection that Pierce and Richardson are building, it’s safe to assume that Pierce will complete those catches in the future.

Overall, though, Richardson gave fans reason to be excited. He was mostly accurate, with a few passes sailing, and the ball jumped out of his hand. It’s also important to remember that the Colts were running a vanilla offense. Once Steichen opens up the playbook, there will be a ton of plays for Richardson to make.

Now, it was just a preseason game, and Richardson only played three series. However, if everyone was forced to guess whether Richardson would be good or not, going only off what they saw today, with context, the majority of people will likely guess that he’ll be good. That’s something to build on.