During the pre-draft process, everyone believed that Anthony Richardson had a chance to be a special quarterback in the NFL. Luckily, the Indianapolis Colts were the team that drafted him, using their fourth-overall pick to select him. So far, Richardson is exceeding expectations, as it seems like he’s well on his way to becoming a special player.
Richardson has only played in three games. In one of those games, he left the game with a concussion after just a few drives. Ultimately, through four weeks of the 2023 NFL season, Richardson has played just 151 snaps. However, that was more than enough snaps for Richardson to send a message to the league, and to also get his name in the record books.
Back in Week 2, Richardson made franchise history, becoming the first rookie quarterback for the Colts to run for a touchdown in each of his first two games. On Sunday, in Week 4, Richardson made NFL history. He became the first quarterback in league history with four rushing touchdowns over his first three games. Additionally, Richardson is the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era with a rushing touchdown in each of his first three games.
Anthony Richardson makes NFL history with rushing touchdowns
Richardson has been dynamic with his legs, but also promising with his arm. Through his first three games, he has completed 41-of-72 stats for 479 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. He also has carried the ball 23 times for 131 yards and four touchdowns. After four games, the Colts are 2-2, and everyone is excited about where the team is at, as well as where Richardson is at.
Richardson is still just a rookie, that has only played three games, so there is a ton of room for development. He can be more consistent in the passing game, and grow in every category. It’s safe to assume that he will do that. As he continues to ascend, he should help the Colts win a lot of games, and he’ll likely set many more records.