2. Gardner Minshew struggled at quarterback for the Colts
While everyone was sad that Anthony Richardson would be sidelined for a while, there was a sense of comfort in the fact that Indy has one of the NFL’s best backup quarterbacks in Gardner Minshew. Unfortunately, Minshew didn’t play like one of the league’s best backup quarterbacks on Sunday.
He did start the game great, completing his first nine passes, as he led the Colts on a 16-play, 65-yard drive that resulted in three points. Things went downhill from there. Minshew made bad passes and bad decisions, delivering a performance that has fans worried about how he’ll do under center for how ever long Anthony Richardson is sidelined.
Minshew finished the game with 33-of-55 passes completed for 329 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. He was also sacked three times, as he was never really able to get the offense rolling. With Anthony Richardson possibly sidelined for the remainder of the year, Minshew will have to be better for the Colts, or this season could quickly turn disastrous.