Indianapolis Colts first-year coach Shane Steichen stated rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson put forth a “strong” efficiency in Thursday’s preseason recreation in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles, even when his passing stats say in any other case.
Richardson, the fourth total draft decide this yr out of Florida, performed the primary half and led the Colts on three scoring drives in a 27-13 victory over the Eagles. He linked on simply 6 of 17 throws for 78 yards, however he additionally ran for a game-high 38 yards on 5 carries.
“Shoot, I assumed he did a strong job. We scored three out of the primary 4 drives, which is nice,” Steichen stated. “The 2-minute drive wasn’t what we wished, however we’ll return, take a look at the tape. I assumed he did some actually good issues and a few issues we have to wash up as effectively.”
Richardson was named Indianapolis’ beginning quarterback on Aug. 15. He might be underneath heart on Sept. 10 when the Colts host the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Richardson, 21, performed in 24 video games over three seasons at Florida. He began 12 video games final season, posting a 6-6 report. He accomplished 176 passes for two,549 yards with 17 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. He ran 103 occasions for 654 yards with 9 scores.
—Discipline Degree Media