Shane Steichen: Anthony Richardson has come in attacking this thing like a pro

NFL: MAY 06 Colts Minicamp
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Colts No. 4 overall pick Anthony Richardson got his first taste of his new day-to-day work environment over the weekend at rookie minicamp.

Indianapolis has not put any timetable on Richardson becoming the club’s starting quarterback. But head coach Shane Steichen seems to like his new QB’s initial approach.

“He’s come in every day attacking this thing like a pro,” Steichen said over the weekend, via JJ Stankewitz of the team’s website. “And we just got to continue to be consistent with it every single day.”

The Colts didn’t get after it too hard over the weekend, with the minicamp more focused on coaches starting to get to know players. But Steichen noted Richardson has the kind of demeanor that should serve him well as a quarterback.

“He’s got a great presence,” Steichen said. “He’s got a great bounce in his step, he’s always smiling, got great energy, enthusiastic. I think when you have that, I think players around him will feed off him.”

If Richardson can get comfortable with the playbook and his teammates, hey may be starting games for Indianapolis sooner than later in 2023.

3 responses to “Shane Steichen: Anthony Richardson has come in attacking this thing like a pro

  1. Don’t ruin this kid’s career before it even begins.

  2. Well, when Anthony Richardson was drafted he officially became a pro. So he should do everything “like a pro.” I wish Richardson well, he does seem to be an intelligent guy. My problem is his production,or lack of production says he should have been a late round pick or an undrafted free agent, not a top 5 draft pick. Richardson is by far the biggest gamble of the draft & a major project for any team drafting him. I get that Shane Steichen worked with Justin Herbert & Jalen Hurts, but they were far more accomplished than Richardson at the same point in their careers.

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