Jim Irsay is confusing everyone after proposing frightening draft scenario for Colts

Colts owner Jim Irsay smiles on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, during a press conference at the Colts
Colts owner Jim Irsay smiles on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, during a press conference at the Colts / Robert Scheer/IndyStar / USA TODAY

A day after the Indianapolis Colts drafted Anthony Richardson, team owner Jim Irsay is proposing a scenario that has everyone confused and kind of scared.

On Thursday night, during the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts selected quarterback Anthony Richardson. Richardson was the QB that Indy had its eyes on all along, so the Colts made him the third quarterback off the board with the fourth-overall pick. Now, Indy will enter day two of the draft with eight remaining picks, including the fourth pick of the second round.

There’s a lot of optimism surrounding the Colts and the draft, however, team owner Jim Irsay may have just dimmed that light some. On Friday afternoon, Irsay randomly tweeted a question to fans, and it was a question that most people likely didn’t believe was coming from the real Jim Irsay.

Irsay asked, “Colts Fans…would you take Will Levis at #2 if you’re on the board for Colts in 4 hours from now???… and go Montana - Young for Franchise??” Not only was everyone immediately confused, but there’s a bit of an underlying sense of fear that this might actually happen.

Jim Irsay proposes Colts draft Will Levis in second round

Richardson was the last quarterback taken in the first round, so Will Levis is still on the board, and there’s a chance he will be there once Indianapolis gets back on the clock. However, there’s no chance that Indy should draft him and set up a rookie quarterback competition to see who will be the franchise quarterback.

However, it’s not unheard of for teams to draft two quarterbacks in the same draft. Washington famously did it in 2012 when they drafted Robert Griffin III with the second-overall pick, and Kirk Cousins in the fourth round with pick No. 102. But, all things considered, that wouldn’t be a good idea for the Colts right now.

Irsay was likely just trolling and having some social media fun, which he does like to do from time to time. Earlier in the offseason, he joked on Twitter about having a relationship with the Chicago Bears, insinuating that Indy would trade up for the No. 1 pick. That didn’t happen. Irsay also recently posted pictures of the top four quarterback prospects, and listed out all of Indy’s draft options.

Like most of Twitter these days, Jim Irsay likely was tweeting just to tweet. There’s a very slim chance that this scenario was even briefly considered in Indy’s draft room.

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