Former Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson is officially an Indianapolis Colt and is turning heads at off-season team activities (OTAs), according to Colt’s wire.
Sharing first-team reps with veteran Gardner Minshew, Richardson is at a disadvantage as he makes the move from college to the pros. Richardson made just 13 starts in Florida, and now he must learn everything there is to know about the Colts’ playbook.
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Head coach Shane Steichen knows he’s asking a lot of a relatively inexperienced quarterback, but so far things are looking good.
“You know what, he did a really good job. I am very happy with where he is mentally,” Steichen told media on Thursday. “He made some great moves on the pitch today. He made some great throws, great decisions – some really next-level things I’ve seen in the last few days. I’m really happy with where he is.”
Steichen praised Richardson for his coachability, but there is still a lot of work to be done for the first week of the season.
“I think he’s taken on the coaching really well and understands the rhythm and timing of the passing game and what we’re trying to achieve, and he’s done a good job.”
The early return is encouraging from Richardson, but there is still a lot of time before the Colts decide if he is ready to take over the offense or not. Another two weeks of OTAs and a mandatory mini-camping should give a better picture of where he stands before the summer holidays.