Colts HC upbeat on 2023 NFL Draft pick QB Anthony Richardson following early impressions at minicamp: “He’s been tremendous”

Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Shane Steichen is feeling optimistic about the team’s 2023 NFL Draft pick, quarterback Anthony Richardson, after seeing his early performances at the minicamp.

The Colts were among the most quarterback-needy teams in the league due to being cycled through veteran signal-callers on a yearly basis, however, they filled the void successfully by drafting Richardson with the No. 4 overall pick.

Colts GM Chris Ballad said he thinks Anthony has star power and he wanted the power to be in Indianapolis, and the director of college scouting Morocco Brown credited Ballad for the trade saying “I’ll give it to Chris [Ballard]. He’s got a hard stomach to sit there and wait, and he didn’t flinch.”

Overall, the team was head over heels after drafting the “supremely talented” star as mentioned by the Colts’ Offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter.

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What did Colts HC say following the impressive performance of Anthony Richardson at the minicamp?

During a press conference on Saturday, Colts head coach Shane Steichen had high praises for their new member Anthony Richardson as the young QB has already grabbed the team’s playbook.

“I think all guys are different, but he’s been tremendous so far. He’s done a nice job taking in the information we’ve given him, slowly. We keep stacking those days and keep going, but he’s done a nice job”, he said.

The first-year Colts head coach was later asked what type of learner Richardson is, and Steichen responded to the inquiry by saying they are working through the process while categorizing him as a “Visual learner”.

“We’re working on that right now but visual, right? Visual learner. He’s a little bit of everything right now but again we’re still working through that process”, Shane added.

Anthony also marked the learning process as the biggest challenge while talking to reporters Saturday saying “The biggest challenge, I would say, is the timing of it (learning process). Trying not to rush into it and get too far ahead.”

The 6’4″, 232-pounder showcased flashes of brilliance by passing for 2,549 yards, 17 touchdowns, and nine interceptions, albeit he has a long way before being ready to be a starter as the Colts already have Gardner Minshew with starting experience.

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With training camp on the horizon, the Colts are looking forward to seeing how Richardson continues to develop and how he will fit into the team’s plans for the upcoming season. Colts fans are excited about the team’s future with him at the helm and are eager to see what the future holds for this promising young quarterback.


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Maliha works as a content writer in Sportszion specializing in NFL and NBA. She has completed her graduation and post-graduation, majoring in MIS (Management Information Systems). She loves analyzing sports and keeping fans updated with the latest sport buzzes.


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