Coming Soon To Philly: Starting QB Anthony Richardson
NFL Roundup: Colts Rookie QB Named Starter For Regular Season
When the Colts come to Philadelphia next week for a joint practice and preseason game, their first-string offense won’t be led by former Eagles quarterback Garnder Minshew.
Colts first-year head coach Shane Steichen – who was the Eagles’ offensive coordinator the past two seasons – named rookie first-round pick Anthony Richardson as the team’s starting quarterback for 2023.
Richardson, the fourth overall pick from Florida, passed for 67 yards in the Colts’ preseason opener, completing 7 of 12 attempts. He was intercepted once and ran twice for seven yards.
The Colts surprised some by using such a high pick to draft Richardson, one of the draft’s most athletically gifted prospects but also a raw talent who personnel people believe needs a lot of work and development.
Richardson had been competing with Minshew, who spent the past two seasons as Jalen Hurts’ backup in Philadelphia before signing with the Colts in free agency.
The Colts and Eagles will have a joint practice Tuesday at the NovaCare Complex before competing against each other in the preseason finale Thursday at the Linc.
One day after welcoming in four-time Pro Bowl running back Dalvin Cook, the Jets welcomed back Breece Hall to practice.
Hall, last year’s second-round pick from Iowa State, was the Jets’ leading rusher before suffering an ACL tear Week 7. He opened camp on the active/Physically Unable To Perform list as he worked his way from surgery.
RB Breece Hall will return to practice today.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) August 15, 2023
The combination of Hall and Cook, who has logged over 1,450 yards from scrimmage in each of the past four years with the Vikings, gives the Jets even more firepower after they added future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers this offseason to pair him with last year’s top offensive rookie, wide receiver Garrett Wilson.
The Jets are making a serious push to win their first title since Super Bowl III.
Parsons Exits Practice
Micah Parsons, the two-time All Pro edge rusher for the Cowboys, exited practice Wednesday with a leg injury that he doesn’t seem too concerned about despite the early exit.
Per the Dallas Morning News, Parsons said his injury is “just something that happened” during the course of playing football.
Micah Parsons on his left leg: “It’s just something that happened to me, its football.” Asked was he worried Parsons said, “I’m not worried about it.”
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) August 15, 2023
Parsons, entering his third season, recently made headlines for saying he wants to be one of the “greatest Hall of Famers” and likened himself to Lawrence Taylor and Derrick Brooks, two completely different linebackers, as Taylor was one of the game’s fiercest edge rushers while Brooks stood out for his tackling acumen.
Parsons has played both stacked linebacker and on-ball linebacker during his two seasons with Dallas and has collected 26.5 sacks in 33 games to go along with 149 tackles.
– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.
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