The rookie and the vet was in full effect on Sunday as the Indianapolis Colts hosted the Los Angeles Rams for an overtime thriller that resulted in the west coast team prevailing. Anthony Richardson impressed with his poise and determination en route to an improbable second half comeback. Down 23-0 midway through the 3rd quarter, Richardson orchestrated an overtime-forcing rally, one in which saw a completely different peformance than that of his first half.
Nobody was more impressed than the Rams Super Bowl-winning QB Matthew Stafford. The 15-year veteran was able to put the nail in the Colts' coffin in overtime, but Richardson's late efforts had Stafford admiring the 21-year-old in just his third game starting in the NFL.
After being on the receiving end of an Anthony Richardson duel, something only three NFL QBs have had the pleasure of doing thus far, Stafford explained his fresh thoughts on the up-and-comer.
"“Holy s---. He’s as talented as they come, man. That is really impressive. Made some throws in the pocket and outside the pocket. Runs great, too. The sky’s the limit, and I’m just happy for his success.”"- Matthew Stafford via Albert Breer
Matthew Stafford says 'sky is the limit' for Anthony Richardson
Anthony Richardson was just 11-of-25 in the air for the day, though his second half performance speaks more on his day than completion percentages do. He finished the day with 256 total yards, 3 touchdowns, and a lone fumble lost amidst an impressive comeback.
The Indianapolis Colts (2-2) look to ride the highs of Anthony Richardson's early outputs as they remain in Indy for another week to host the Tennessee Titans (2-2) for the divison lead in Week 5. The Colts are looking to break an infamous losing streak against the Titans. The Colts have not beaten the Titans since November 12th, 2020, a game they won 34-17.