The Indianapolis Colts drafted Anthony Richardson in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft as their next starting quarterback.
After Andrew Luck’s unexpected retirement in 2018, the Colts were looking for a reliable franchise quarterback and are hoping that Anthony Richardson can be that guy after his performance this past season at Florida.
Joe Karp estimated Anthony Richardson’s skills and attributes while revealing his Madden 24 rating in a YouTube video. He said Richardson will come in with a 77 in general rating, including an 87 on his throw power.
According to Joe Karp, Richardson will have an extraordinary career, but he is unhappy with the Colts’ receivers:
“Anthony Richardson who’s also coming in at 77 overall, 83 Speed, 87 Throw Power, 81 Short Throw accuracy, and 84 deep accuracy. I think he’s gonna be a great quarterback in the NFL but I still just don’t like the Colts receivers.”
In his attempt to turn the Indianapolis Colts around and make them a winning team in 2023, Anthony Richardson has to face a difficult task.
The Colts haven’t made the end-of-the-season games since the 2020 season when they completed runner-up in the division with an 11-5 record. From that point forward, they went 9-8 in the 2021 season and 4-12-1 in the 2022 season, missing the end-of-the-season games two seasons in succession.
In the previous seasons, the team experienced lousy quarterback play from Matt Ryan and Sam Ehlinger, resulting in them drafting Anthony Richardson.
Many people consider Richardson to be a boom-or-bust prospect, and his college experience also demonstrates this. He played for the Florida Gators for 6-7 seasons, completing only 54.7 percent of his passes. In 13 starts, Richardson threw for 3,105 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions.
He will join an offense that highlights Jonathan Taylor, who many view as the best running back in the NFL. Shane Steichen, a rookie head coach, will lead the Colts.
Indianapolis plays in perhaps the most un-experienced division in football. They will have to jump over Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars, who won the AFC South with a 9-8 record in the previous season.
However, Madden 24 is set to be released on August 18, 2023.