Colts new QB coach hire hints they could be looking for mobile signal-caller

Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson (15) runs with the ball during the first half against
Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson (15) runs with the ball during the first half against / Matt Pendleton / USA TODAY NETWORK

The offensive coaching staff that the Indianapolis Colts are building could be an indication of what kind of quarterback the team wants to draft.

New Indianapolis Colts head coach Shane Steichen has been making some outstanding moves from the moment he got to town from Philly. He has put together a strong staff, with the latest hire being one that fans are surely in favor of.

According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, the Colts have hired veteran assistant Cam Turner to be the team's new quarterbacks coach. Turner is known for helping dual-threat quarterbacks take their game to the next level. Will this also be the case for him in the AFC South working under Steichen? Could Indianapolis have its eyes on one of the mobile quarterbacks in the draft like Anthony Richardson?

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In recent years, Turner has worked closely with Kyler Murray in Arizona, plus Cam Newton with the Carolina Panthers. Both Murray and Newton have impressive wheels, driving opposing defensive coordinators mad with their ability to tuck the ball and run.

Since Andrew Luck retired, a mobile quarterback hasn't been able to take center stage for the Colts, but that very well could end up changing as soon as this upcoming campaign. One of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft class is Anthony Richardson. His combination of size and athleticism has led to many scouts arguing that he has the highest ceiling of any QB this draft.

Richardson has a cannon for an arm, but he's really opened plenty of eyes over the years thanks to his fantastic wheels. Someone like Anthony Richardson would be an incredble breath of fresh air for the Colts fanbase - they didn't have a whole lot of fun watching Matt Ryan, Sam Ehlinger and Nick Foles in 2022.

With all of the changes for the Colts staff, it really does make one believe that an exciting, dual-threat QB could be ready to take over the offense in 2023. Steichen alone brings excitement to the franchise. Jim Bob Cooter is his offensive coordinator, while former Giants assistants DeAndre Smith and Tony Sparano Jr. have been hired to coach the running backs and offensive line, respectively.

Those two hires from NY have also provided a spark for the Indy supporters, as we all saw how mobile Daniel Jones was for the G-Men this past campaign. Looking ahead to the future for the Colts, a franchise QB is obviously needed and with the way the NFL looks today, someone who can break free for long runs is essential. Anthony Richardson would be a dream come true, but there's other options out there too.

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