Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson has yet to play in his first professional football game, but already won the hearts of countless NFL fans due to his humility and gratefulness exemplefied through one single gesture.
Richardson, 20, is also mature beyond his years. The No. 4 overall pick stayed behind after the league’s rookie orientation program to help staff clean up the mess made by players, according to the “Kevin & Query Show,” a radio program in Indianapolis.
One NFL executive, Troy Vincent, reportedly told Richardson he didn’t need to clean up the mess, but the QB thought differently.
“‘We left this room in an unacceptable condition, and it’s not right for us to expect the staff to clean it all up,'” Richardson responded, per the radio host.
Colts owner Jim Irsay quote-tweeted the story with a flexing emoji. Richardson reportedly did not leave “until the room was cleaned up entirely, and he was the last person working along with the workers of the shift.”
Anthony Richardson not doing it for the cameras
Richardson is known for his humble demeanor and hardworking attitude, so those around him understand he’s not just putting on a show for the camera.
He credits his success to family, coaches, and teammates, and is always striving to improve on the field. But his off-the-field activity is also where Richardson thrives.
The young QB supports charitable causes and inspires young athletes, especially for the community that raised him, Gainsville, Florida.
Colts fan should be excited for the upcoming season because Richardson is focused and ready to thrive. Don’t mistake his kindness for weakness.
Anthony Richardson has a high ceiling
Richardson has very little film to display, but his NFL Scouting Combine performance and overall athleticism is more than enough to get a team excited.
The 6-foot-4, 232-pound quarterback pulled off a 40.5-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot, 9-inch broad jump and finished the 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds.
Colts are coming off a 4-12-1 season and have shuffled through more than a handful of quarterbacks in the past few years.
Richardson is in Indy to stay. His ceiling is higher than most other quarterbacks drafted this year, but he’ll have to prove it on the field.
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