Colts fans will love Anthony Richardson showing off his arm (and competitiveness)

Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson (15) passes during the 2023 NFL Pro Day held at
Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson (15) passes during the 2023 NFL Pro Day held at / Doug Engle / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Indianapolis Colts should be excited about what they saw from quarterback prospect Anthony Richardson at Florida’s pro day on Thursday.

Anthony Richardson was the last of the top four quarterbacks in the 2023 Draft class to have his pro day. Richardson’s day in front of scouts came on Thursday, and like the other top quarterbacks, Richardson put on a show. After taking over the scouting combine with his athleticism, Richardson used Florida’s pro day to give teams a better look at his throwing ability.

While his day was filled with several big throws, there was a throw that wasn’t completed that still got a nice buzz going on social media. The reason it wasn’t completed is the same reason it picked up some social media buzz: the throw hit the ceiling of Florida’s indoor complex.

With the wide receiver running a go route, Richardson dropped back and uncorked a bomb. However, the path of the throw was interrupted as it hit the ceiling. With the ball suddenly crashing back down to the ground, all Richardson, and everyone in attendance, could do was laugh.

This may have been a coordinated mishap though, as Richardson had a little fun when asked about the deep throw hitting the ceiling. Following his workout, Richardson was asked if he hit the ceiling on purpose. His response was, “I'd seen Will Levis do it. Thought I'd see if I could put a hole through it.”

So Richardson used his pro day to show of his skills, but also his competitiveness.

Anthony Richardson trying to prove he’s the best quarterback for Colts

Richardson was likely joking, but he’s certainly trying to prove that he’s the best quarterback in this draft class. Coincidentally, three of the top four quarterbacks did hit the ceiling with at least one pass on their pro days. The one that didn’t was CJ Stroud, but that likely has more to do with each school’s building design than it does anything else.

What is interesting, though, is that Richardson brought up Will Levis. It’s interesting because the Colts will likely be choosing between those two quarterbacks. Bryce Young and CJ Stroud are expected to be taken in the top two picks, so by time Indy’s on the board, the top QB options will be Richardson and Levis.

Both are athletic quarterbacks with question marks about their consistency in throwing the ball. Richardson is the more athletic quaquarterback, so that has given him the edge in prospect rankings, but it will be interesting to see what direction the Colts actually go in come draft night.

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