Anthony Richardson Tipped For Success By Colts QB Minshew
We still don’t know if rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson will be the starter for the Indianapolis Colts from Week 1.
If veteran Colts signal-caller Gardner Minshew is to be believed, it’s only a matter of time before he is.
Minshew says he’s been impressed with the agility of Anthony Richardson despite being a larger quarterback. He added he’s ready to lead the quarterback room featuring him, Anthony Richardson and Sam Ehlinger as the oldest player.
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“Obviously, the first thing is just how impressive the ball just jumps out of his hand. Physically, he’s got everything you want, so from that standpoint just seeing him is like, ‘Wow, this dude’s really got a chance,'” Minshew said.
“And then getting around him and seeing how he works, how he takes criticism and wants to learn and get better, all those things are really encouraging to be around.
“I’ve been really impressed, because a lot of the time the bigger guys with the bigger arms aren’t as quick with some of the RPO stuff and the underneath passes,” Minshew said. “He’s very quick, and his feet are very quick, and I think he can get the ball out and process fast.”
“If you have a room that’s splintered or rooting against each other, that’s no fun for anybody. It really pulls the team apart,” Minshew said. “So I think more than anything, you compete, and you compete to make each other better. You push each other. But at the end of the day whoever’s out there, no matter who it is, we’re all wanting to win and we’re all wanting to help them win.
“That’s part of my role, is trying to get them comfortable. You want to help the room as much as you can, everybody that’s in it,” he said. “So we’ve got two younger guys, him and Sam, so just trying to help them out whenever I can.”