Latest Anthony Richardson News

Anthony Richardson eager to get back on the field after missing most of 2023 with a shoulder injury

Jan. 11, 2024 19:07 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson learned plenty in his rookie season. Coach Shane Steichen helped Richardson improve his understanding of NFL defenses. Quarterback Gardner Minshew provided Richardson new tools for studying film. Receiver Michael...

Anthony Richardson, Jonathan Taylor give Colts a view into a promising future

Jan. 08, 2024 17:51 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts got a glimpse of their future with quarterback Anthony Richardson in 2023. Now, they can start dreaming about all the new possibilities. Two days after falling a win short of the playoffs, Indy's players cleaned out their...

Texans and Colts embrace Saturday's high-stakes game with a playoff spot on the line

Jan. 04, 2024 15:50 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Houston coach DeMeco Ryans always anticipated his team's late-season trip to Indianapolis would look far different from their September matchup. He never envisioned the storyline could change this much. Sixteen weeks after the two new coaches —...

Steichen's new direction puts Colts on the cusp of the AFC playoffs in his 1st season as coach

Jan. 03, 2024 17:16 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts hired first-year coach Shane Steichen to take them in a new direction. He wasted no time hiring assistants the players could trust, installing an offense they could embrace and making sure his rookie quarterback knew the playbook while...

Pro Picks: Bills will beat the Dolphins to win the AFC East title

Jan. 03, 2024 17:00 PM EST

Pro Picks is a weekly column where AP Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi shares his picks for upcoming games. For all previous Pro Picks, head here. ___ The Miami Dolphins went from playing for the AFC’s No. 1 seed to playing for their division to avoid the sixth spot...

Surprising Colts control their playoff destiny entering prime-time showdown with Texans

Jan. 02, 2024 18:26 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts weren't supposed to be here, playing a prime-time game in Week 18 with a chance to make the playoffs. Not with a rookie quarterback who then suffered a season-ending injury that forced Indy (9-7) to rely on a veteran backup for its final...

C.J. Stroud, Will Levis to return when Texans host Titans after rookies missed time with injuries

Dec. 28, 2023 18:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans should get their rookie quarterbacks back when they meet Sunday after both players missed time with injuries. Houston’s C.J. Stroud, the second overall pick in the NFL draft, said Thursday that he’ll start after sitting out...

Former backup QBs Minshew, Heinicke in spotlight as surging Colts visit fading Falcons

Dec. 22, 2023 18:35 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts and Atlanta Falcons are relying on former backup quarterbacks as the teams headed in opposite directions prepare to meet on Sunday. The Colts (8-6) have won five of six with Gardner Minshew leading the offense to move into a share of first...

Backup QBs are on display all around the NFL as injury-depleted teams push toward the postseason

Dec. 19, 2023 16:09 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Joe Flacco was at home a month ago, all but ready to accept his 15-year NFL career might be over. Then came a phone call from his agent with an invitation to a workout with the Cleveland Browns. A commercial flight and practice squad deal later, the Super...

Breakout backup players keeping Colts in playoff hunt

Dec. 18, 2023 17:34 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts starting quarterback Anthony Richardson hasn't played since Week 5. Jonathan Taylor, the 2021 NFL rushing champ, missed his third straight game Saturday. So when the Colts lost their leading rusher, Zack Moss, and leading...