4 Colts players who are already turning heads at OTAs

Jul 29, 2021; Westfield, IN, United States; Indianapolis Colts tight end Kylen Granson (83) at Grand
Jul 29, 2021; Westfield, IN, United States; Indianapolis Colts tight end Kylen Granson (83) at Grand / Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports
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The Indianapolis Colts are starting their second week of OTAs and several players have already made plays on the practice field to stand out.

On Wednesday, the Indianapolis Colts started their second week of OTAs. With a new head coach implementing a new offense, defensive coordinator Gus Bradley returning for his second season, and several newcomers and players returning from injury, these offseason practices are important for Indianapolis.

Although Indy has only had four practices so far, one of which was open to the media, a few players have already started to stand out for the Colts. From the open practice, along with interviews that Indy’s coaches and players have done, here are four players that have already been turning heads at OTAs.

4. Quarterback Anthony Richardson has impressed at Colts OTAs

Naturally, Anthony Richardson has been the most talked about Indianapolis player since the start of OTAs. He’s a quarterback, a rookie, and was drafted with the fourth-overall pick; everyone wants to know how the young QB is adjusting to the NFL, and if he’s on pace to start for the Colts in Week 1.

Fortunately, everything that has come out of OTAs about Richardson has been great. Head coach Shane Steichen explained to the media that Richardson is currently splitting first-team reps with veteran Gardner Minshew. Steichen also said that the rookie QB has been making some big plays, what Steichen referred to as “next-level” stuff.

These same sentiments have also been echoed by Richardson’s veteran teammates. In a recent interview on The Jim Rome Show, linebacker Zaire Franklin said that Richardson has been making some plays. Wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie talked about how accurate Richardson has been and how good he’s been with his reads.

If Richardson can keep this up all offseason, he should be the day-one starter for Indianapolis.