5 things Colts fans should be thankful for in 2023

As fans celebrate Thanksgiving, let’s take a look at the things the Indianapolis Colts should be thankful for during the 2023 NFL season.
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4. Colts fans should be thankful for the new age offense

First-year head coach Shane Steichen is responsible for the 180 degree turnaround that this Colts offense has seen from just a season ago where turmoil was in abundance. His modern day philosophy has netted impressive results thus far despite a slew of injuries, notably of rookie QB Anthony Richardson, that has come Indy's way.

Speaking of which, although he is in the midst of rehabbing for the aforementioned injury, Anthony Richardson is easily the number one thing Colts fans are excited for. A mere 21-year-old, Richardson flashed his otherworldy talents in just 2.5 games before going down for the season, providing a salivatory tease of what's possible across the entirety of an NFL season.

Anthony Richardson was effective with his arm and legs, throwing for 577 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception, while adding 136 rushing yards on the ground and four additional touchdowns.

Shane Steichen and Anthony Richardson will look to stack their early efforts beyond just the 2024 season. Coach Steichen has already cemented himself as a viable head coach through 10 games of a mainly backup QB-led squad and Anthony Richardson is by no means a lock for superstardom, though his flashes after inexperience concerns are nothing to scoff at. Colts fans ought to be ecstatic at what's on the horizon in Indianapolis.