Colts Starting Rookie QB Anthony Richardson Over Veteran Gardner Minshew On Week 1 Of Pre-Season

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The Indianapolis Colts have announced that rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson will be the starter in their first pre-season game against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday.

The decision to start Richardson over Gardner Minshew, who’s familiar with head coach Shane Steichen, has raised eyebrows and fueled speculation about the team’s quarterback situation heading into the regular season.

Anthony Richardson, selected as the 4th overall pick in this year’s highly anticipated 2023 Draft, brings a unique combination of raw talent and exceptional athleticism to the table.

Standing tall at 6 feet 4 inches and weighing around 250 pounds, Richardson boasts a remarkable 4.43-second 40-yard dash speed. While he remains relatively inexperienced, his physical prowess has captured the attention of both fans and analysts.

Gardner Minshew, who shares a history with Coach Steichen dating back to their time together with the Philadelphia Eagles, appeared to be a strong contender for the starting position.

This move hints at Richardson’s potential as the regular season’s opening week starter, signaling a new era for the Colts’ offense.

As fans eagerly anticipate Saturday’s pre-season matchup against the Bills, the spotlight will undoubtedly be on Anthony Richardson as he steps onto the field for his first official test in a Colts uniform.