NFL Rumors: Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Anthony Richardson Likely to Miss Rest of Season

The Indianapolis Colts will apparently be without their potential franchise quarterback for the remainder of the season. Citing owner Jim Irsay, ESPN's Stephen Holder reports Anthony Richardson, the fourth overall pick of the 2023 NFL Draft, will likely miss the remainder of the regular season following shoulder surgery.

Richardson suffered an AC Joint injury in the Colts' Week 4 23-16 win over the Tennessee Titans.  He also missed Week 3 following a concussion suffered in a Week 2 31-20 win over the Houston Texans.

If Richardon's season is truly over, he'll end his rookie year with 577 passing yards, 136 rushing yards, seven total touchdowns, and two giveaways. He has certainly flashed tantalizing potential, but this early rash of injuries is a concerning development for a quarterback celebrated as one of the most physically imposing prospects the position has ever seen. 

Richardson's overwhelming physical skillset elicited comparisons to Cam Newton and Josh Allen earlier this year, but if he can't handle a contact-heavy play style at the NFL level, he'll have a hard time growing into the franchise quarterback the Colts were hoping for. If his inability to stay healthy is anything more than bad luck through four starts, he may need to drastically alter his approach.

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