Michael Pittman Jr. has a perfect description for Colts rookie QB Anthony Richardson

As Indianapolis Colts receiver Michael Pittman Jr. has been getting to know Anthony Richardson, he’s found the perfect way to describe the rookie QB.
June 14, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (5) gives a
June 14, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (5) gives a / IndyStar-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Pittman Jr. is entering his fourth season in the NFL, and as a receiver, he’s had to play with a ton of different quarterbacks during his time with the Indianapolis Colts. Unfortunately, many of Pittman’s quarterbacks were past there best football. Now, as Pittman enters a contract year, people are wondering how productive he could’ve been with consistent quarterback play.

The good news is that Pittman and the Colts finally have a young, talented quarterback that should start for multiple seasons. That quarterback is none other than Anthony Richardson, the player Indy selected fourth overall in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Going through the offseason program and now multiple weeks of training camp, Pittman has been building a rapport with his new quarterback. Their time together on the field has helped Michael Pittman Jr. come up with the best way to describe the dynamic rookie quarterback. In a recent interview with NFL Network’s Stacey Dales, Pittman was asked about Richardson.

Pittman figured the best way to describe him was by calling him a created Madden player, saying, “AR is big, he’s fast, he’s strong. If you could create a Madden quarterback, that’s basically him. He’s got 99 speed, 99 strength, 99 arm, he’s just got everything really.”

Michael Pittman Jr. calls Anthony Richardson a created Madden quarterback

That's a perfect explanation. Richardson is 6-foot-4, 250 pounds, and growing. At the combine, he showed how fast and athletic he is, and he also has a rocket arm. Additionally, when he’s on the field, he makes video game-type plays. When he’s at his best, a created video game player is the best way to describe him.

Now, as the season approaches, the biggest question is: how long will it take for Richardson to get on the field and start showcasing those abilities? After putting together some impressive training camp practices, will he be able to lock up the starting job before Week 1? That remains to be seen. There’s a lot of training camp left, and three preseason games. How Richardson finishes will determine when he’ll make his debut in a real game.