Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson bought into the scoring column early within the second quarter in opposition to the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday.
Richardson was within the shotgun and took a snap from the Jaguars’ 2-yard line. He discovered a seam and ran proper via it for a landing.
It was Richardson’s first profession NFL landing of any form.
The rating tied the sport at 7-7 with about 14:57 left to go within the half. The Jaguars bought on the board on a landing move from Trevor Lawrence to Calvin Ridley.
The previous Florida standout beat Gardner Minshew II for the beginning job for Week 1. The Colts hope Richardson might be the long-term face of the franchise after going 12 months to 12 months with veteran quarterbacks following the abrupt retirement of Andrew Luck earlier than the beginning of the 2019 season.
Richardson mentioned within the days main as much as the sport he was simply specializing in the duty at hand.
“I’m simply making an attempt to arrange for the sport and ensure I’m on level,” Richardson mentioned Wednesday. “Working out of the tunnel and all that, that’s going to return, however me being on level and being prepared — that’s all I’m centered on proper now.”
The Colts had been 4-12-1 final season and missed the playoffs for the second straight season.
The Related Press contributed to this report.