QB trainer of Anthony Richardson and Gardner Minshew predicts Colts Week 1 starter

June 14, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew (10) drops back
June 14, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew (10) drops back / IndyStar-USA TODAY Sports

Denny Thompson, the quarterback trainer of Anthony Richardson and Gardner Minshew, predicts who will start Week 1 for the Indianapolis Colts.

Prior to the NFL Draft, Indianapolis Colts fans noticed on social media that recently signed quarterback Gardner Minshew was working out in Florida with then draft prospect Anthony Richardson. Everyone immediately thought about how beneficial that could be if the Colts drafted Richardson.

Surely enough, Indianapolis selected Richardson, and he and Minshew quickly developed a good relationship. Despite the fact that they’re battling for the starting quarterback spot, they have been supportive of each other, making sure that they’re both growing. That’s been the case in and away from the facility.

Both Anthony Richardson and Gardner Minshew still work with quarterback trainer Denny Thompson of 6 Points Jacksonville. Recently, Thompson joined 1010 XL 92.5 FM to talk about both of Indy’s quarterbacks, and make a prediction for who’ll start for the Colts in Week 1.

Admitting that it’s still pretty 50-50, and that he doesn’t know, Thompson said his gut is telling him that Gardner Minshew will be the Week 1 starter for Indianapolis, but he’s ultimately unsure.

Denny Thompson, Colts QBs trainer, feels Gardner Minshew may start in Week 1 over Anthony Richardson

Ultimately, Thompson was complimentary of both QBs, expressing that they’ve made it really easy for him to work with both of them, despite the fact that they’re competing for the same spot. Thompson explained that Minshew understands it’s only a matter of time before the job is officially Richardson’s, but that Minshew is preparing to play well whenever Indy calls his number, and is also helping Richardson and everyone else on the offense.

Thompson also said that he will join both quarterbacks in Miami, when Minshew and Richardson hold workouts and throwing sessions with the offensive weapons for the Colts. This, of course, all leads to everyone returning for training camp at the end of July.

Once training camp starts, everything will heat up. The pads will be put on, practice will be more physical, the competition will be more intense, and as Shane Steichen put it, it’ll start to be more clear who the dawgs are on the team. Once that happens, everyone should get more clarity about who’s the starting quarterback for the Colts.