WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts saw enough from rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson in his NFL debut on Saturday to name him their opening-day starter.
Coach Shane Steichen made the announcement Tuesday, three days after Richardson had a solid performance against Buffalo’s defense in the Colts’ preseason opener.
When Indy hosts Jacksonville on Sept. 10, it will be the seventh consecutive year the Colts open the season with a new starter. The streak began when Scott Tolzien replaced the injured Andrew Luck in 2017.
Richardson, the No. 4 overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, beat out veteran Gardner Minshew, who played at East Carolina University and Washington State, for the job. Minshew signed with Indy as a free agent during the offseason.
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