In college, at the university of Florida, Anthony Richardson was exciting. During the pre-draft process, when Richardson was putting on a show at the Scouting Combine and his Pro Day, it was very exciting. That’s why everyone predicted that he’d be an exciting player in the NFL. With his combination of size and athleticism, it’ll be hard for him not to.
Although his rookie season hasn’t started yet, Richardson is already giving the world a taste of the excitement that he’ll bring to the league. On Friday, during a training camp practice for the Indianapolis Colts, Richardson had a rep where he rolled out the pocket and casually launched a 60-yard touchdown pass to Alec Pierce.
As soon as it happened, reporters and fans took to social media to talk about the exciting play. However, words weren’t enough. Everyone who wasn’t in attendance for the practice wanted to see it, and everyone who was in attendance wanted to relive it. Thankfully, the Colts granted everyone’s wishes and released the footage.
Anthony Richardson is already making the Colts offense explosive
Once the play was online, it quickly left Indianapolis circle. Fans and media members all throughout the league were impressed by the play, and got even more excited about what’s in store for the young quarterback. Now, everyone’s curious to know if they’ll be seeing highlight plays like this from Richardson in Week 1.
That's still to be decided. Colts head coach Shane Steichen hasn’t made a quarterback decision yet, but Richardson and veteran Gardner Minshew have been taking reps with the starters. So far, the takeaway is that Richardson is immensely talented, and will make plays like the pass above that shows off his arm, or break out of the pocket and show off his athleticism, but he still needs to work on a lot.
That's not a bad thing at all. Richardson is a really young rookie quarterback that’s entering his second week of training camp. There will certainly be things that he’ll have to continuously work on. The biggest question, however, is if he’ll improve enough to start Week 1.
If he does, the Anthony Richardson era will start immediately, and a lot more eyes will be on the Colts, as everyone will expect Richardson to produce exciting plays like casual 60-yard touchdowns.