Rookie QB Anthony Richardson named a Colts captain

Aug 24, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (5) reacts against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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Rookie starting quarterback Anthony Richardson was one of seven Indianapolis Colts players voted as captains by their teammates, coach Shane Steichen announced Thursday.

Richardson, the No. 4 overall selection in the 2023 NFL Draft, joins an impressive list of players that includes All-Pros and Pro Bowl selections.

The six players, in addition to Richardson, are:
–Defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, a five-time captain with the San Francisco 49ers (2018-19) and Colts (2021-23) and a 2020 first-team All-Pro
–Linebacker Zaire Franklin, in his fourth season as a Colts captain, who set a team record with 166 tackles last season
–Linebacker Shaquille Leonard, voted a captain the past five seasons and a three-time first-team All Pro
–Cornerback Kenny Moore II, named a captain for the second time and was Indianapolis’ 2021 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominee
–Center Ryan Kelly, a three-time Pro Bowl selection and first-time captain
–Guard Quenton Nelson, a three-time captain and three-time first-team All-Pro

Richardson, 21, was named the starting quarterback in mid-August. He’ll make his regular-season debut on Sept. 10 when the Colts host the Jacksonville Jaguars, an AFC South division foe.

–Field Level Media

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