Colts camp, Day One: On Anthony Richardson's debut, Shaq Leonard's return and the strange(?) case of Jonathan Taylor
A sellout crowd at Grand Park came to see No. 5 for the first time; they weren't disappointed.
WESTFIELD – Early in the first training-camp practice of Anthony Richardson’s career, he threw a short, simple pass to running back Evan Hull for a touchdown, and the sellout crowd at Grand Park acted like Peyton Manning had just hit Marvin Harrison for the game-winner against the New England Patriots.
“It was fun,” Richardson said with a broad smile. “Electric.”
Everywhere you looked Wednesday, there were No. 5 jerseys. Men, women and kids, all wearing the uniform of the guy owner Jim Irsay prematurely called “a superhero.” He has this town wrapped around his finger, and he hasn’t done much of anything yet. But that should tell you, this is a fan base that is desperate for some consistency at the quarterback position after nearly a decade of new faces behind center.
On Day One, Richardson spent most of the morning working with the second-teamers, the first-team snaps going to bridge quarterback Gardner Minshew. Some days, Minshew will work with the first-teamers; other days, it will be Richardson. This will be an open competition.
How did Richardson look?