“Jamarcus Russel 2.0” – NFL fans troll Colts after franchise drafts Anthony Richardson with #4 overall pick

Anthony Richardson was one of the most intriguing prospects in this year’s draft and he has finally found his new home. The Indianapolis Colts selected him with the fourth overall pick as they see Richardson as their quarterback for the future.

Richardson has great boom-or-bust potential, so this pick could prove risky for the franchise. The Colts have been quite vocal about drafting a quarterback this year, and they already have their man.

However, fans on social media did not like the franchise’s decision to draft Richardson and criticized the Colts for it. This is how they reacted:

@Sports Center That GM will be fired in 2 years. flag this tweet

The Indianapolis Colts had Matt Ryan at quarterback last year, but that didn’t work out well. Fans and the franchise will be hoping Richardson turns out to be a great player, as they’ve hit a home run to get him.

Anthony Richardson will have offensive weapons with him in Indianapolis

Anthony Richardson: 2023 NFL Draft - Round 1
Anthony Richardson: 2023 NFL Draft – Round 1

The Colts had a bad season last time around, but they still have pieces that can help Anthony Richardson next season. Jonathan Taylor and Michael Pitmann Jr. will be healthy in September and will be delighted with the franchise’s decision to draft Richardson.

Whether or not the Florida quarterback will start right away, though, remains to be seen. The Colts have Gardner Minshew in case they want Richardson to relax and learn in his rookie season.

Colts fans should be happy to see their franchise finally get a quarterback, as after Andrew Luck, there has been uncertainty surrounding that position for them. Hopefully, Richardson can live up to his potential in the NFL.

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Edited by Abhimanyu Chaudhary

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