The story for the 2023 Indianapolis Colts would be the improvement of rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson. If new head coach Shane Steichen can develop Richardson on a path just like Jalen Hurts, his former quarterback, then no matter occurs in 2023 can be deemed a hit.
But when the Colts protection can flip in additional performs like this weird landing in opposition to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, then maybe their 2023 season can be extra than simply the story of Richardson’s development.
Dealing with the Jaguars, a playoff crew from a season in the past, the Colts protection gave Indianapolis the lead with some of the weird touchdowns you’ll ever see:
Defensive lineman DeForest Buckner will get by means of the road and places a shot on quarterback Trevor Lawrence, and the soccer bounces out of his palms and winds up within the palms of operating again Tank Bigsby. Bigsby, pondering it was an incomplete move, seems round ready for a whistle.
Which by no means comes.
Because the rookie operating again is ready, linebacker Zaire Franklin shoves Bigsby, dislodging the soccer from the rookie again’s palms. Buckner, having simply gotten up from his hit on Lawrence, alertly scoops up the unfastened ball, returning it for an obvious landing.
The play was reviewed, and confirmed on the sector to be a TD.
Richardson’s improvement will inform the story of the Colts’ future, however defensive performs like this may assist form their current.
Even when they’re really bizzare.