Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson is officially ruled out for the upcoming game against the Baltimore Ravens, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Anthony Richardson missed practice on Friday due to being in the concussion protocol. Richardson has been out from practice all week, thus Minshew is probably going to start against Baltimore in Week 3.
In the first half of Houston’s game last week, Richardson suffered a concussion. In his place, Minshew completed 19 of his 23 attempts for 171 yards and a touchdown.
In his prior career, Minshew had started 24 games, including four in the last two seasons for Philadelphia and 20 for Jacksonville between 2019 and 2020. Last year, he made five appearances with two starts, throwing for 663 yards and three touchdowns on 58 percent of his attempts.
Ryan Kelly, a center for the Colts who is also in the concussion protocol, did not participate in practice on Friday. This implies that Minshew will be facing a powerful Baltimore defense with a backup center. Later on Friday, Indianapolis’ complete injury report—including game statuses—will be made public.
With his dual-threat quarterback skill set, Anthony Richardson is a serious threat on both passing and running plays. Richardson exhibits outstanding athleticism in addition to a powerful arm that can make a variety of throws, which is especially noteworthy given his size. He ran the 40-yard sprint in 4.43 seconds, which is the fourth-fastest mark in NFL history for a quarterback, at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Richardson presents a special challenge for opposing defenses because of his exceptional athleticism. When plays may fail, he demonstrates the ability to scramble for vital yards and even touchdowns. Richardson proved to be a strong asset in the red zone, showing a propensity for making important plays just when his team need him.