“He’s huge”: Colts teammate is impressed by Anthony Richardson’s towering and electrifying presence

“He’s huge”: Colts teammate is impressed by Anthony Richardson’s towering and electrifying presence

Anthony Richardson’s rookie season with the Colts was ended by a season-ending shoulder injury in Week 5 against the Titans. Despite the AC joint sprain and subsequent surgery, the QB has made tremendous progress in his recovery and is currently impressing his peers as his sophomore season approaches.

Speaking of which, NFL Live’s Laura Rutledge and analysts Herm Edwards, Jeff Darlington and Tim Hasselbeck discussed Richardson’s sophomore season and what fans can expect. Laura’s insights specifically centered on the opinions of Colts Pro Bowl guard Quenton Nelson, who recently heaped praise on Richardson during his appearance on the “Bussin’ With The Boys” podcast.

Nelson praised Richardson’s size and skill, as well as the quarterback’s arm strength and accuracy. He also mentioned that Richardson’s ability to throw precise passes makes him a strong playmaker for the Colts.

“He was electric when he was there and he’s an absolute monster. After practice, he’s about 250 pounds – he’s huge. He can throw the ball and he can be accurate with it too. The plays he can make, like some of the ones you’ve seen the approaches of, it’s like, oh my goodness, this guy is special.”

According to Nelson’s assessment, the NFL Live panel now turned its focus to what might be in store for Richardson and the Colts in the upcoming season.

The Colts’ possible strategy to make Richardson a playoff candidate

The Indianapolis Colts are taking a cautious approach with Richardson entering the 2024 season. The team has been keeping a close eye on Richardson’s recovery following shoulder surgery. Although Richardson is eager to return to action, the club has limited his participation to ensure he fully recovers without rushing his return.

Richardson began his rehabilitation process on October 24 of last season, which gave him a head start on his recovery and physical fitness. However, Richardson is expected to be fully involved in the offseason and training camp as well. He has been actively participating in drills during OTAs and takes on challenges with enthusiasm.

Although Richardson wants to make an effort, the team has stressed the importance of planning his comeback in order to any Setbacks. His well-being is a priority because his health is crucial to the team’s success this season, so it’s important for Richardson to show progress. Given his playing time in Florida and his short experience in his debut season, the Colts may still view him as a rookie player.

However, the Colts could give Richardson playing opportunities during the preseason and possibly protect and support him by repeatedly playing the starting offensive line.

Likewise, the coaching staff would likely make sure Richardson gets practice time without pushing him too hard, as he needs to find a balance between gaining experience and being cautious. If all goes Richardson’s way, the Colts will be a team to watch.