The Indianapolis Colts selected Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson with the No. 4 pick in Thursday night’s NFL Draft.
He was the third quarterback selected, behind Bryce Young (No. 1 to Carolina) and C.J. Stroud (No. 2 to Houston).
The Colts have been trying to get off a years-long quarterback carousel. They signed Gardner Minshew in the offseason before picking Richardson.
Will Levis of Kentucky was also on the board for the Colts, but they went with the less-experienced player perceived to have a higher ceiling.
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Reaction to Colts picking Anthony Richardson
Steichen’s a key piece of this. The adaptability on offense. He’ll build the offense around Richardson’s strengths.
— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) April 28, 2023
Per @AlbertBreer, the #Colts take QB-Anthony Richardson (Florida) at No. 4.
Oozing talent. Relying on Shane Steichen to develop that accuracy.
And, finally, the Colts are on the QB path needed to build something long-term
— Kevin Bowen (@KBowen1070) April 28, 2023
Anthony Richardson over Will Levis? What a fun ride this has been to start
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) April 28, 2023
Stunner: The #Colts take #Florida QB Anthony Richardson, their new franchise QB at No. 4.
Can Shane Steichen do what he did with Jalen Hurts?
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 28, 2023
There’s the Colts’ big gamble on Anthony Richardson. Ceiling is the top of the Empire State Building … if he can get there, and how long will that take?
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) April 28, 2023
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