While he’s currently splitting reps at OTAs, many Indianapolis Colts fans believe that rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson will be the starter for the opener.
Specifically, 80% of Colts fans believe that Richardson will ultimately get the nod over Gardner Minshew—and that may ultimately be for the best, as the #4 overall pick had limited starts at Florida and quite frankly, could use the experience and the game day reps:
Meanwhile, the optimism for former All-Pro linebacker Shaquille Leonard starting the opener isn’t quite as high—due to his ongoing recovery from a second back surgery, over inexperience.
While Leonard has been “progressing well” in his rehabilitation, he remains without a clear timetable for his return.
Colts fans have picked up on that current uncertainty regarding “The Maniac”, as only 63% of the Horseshoe faithful believe he’ll be ready for Week 1:
Don’t count the Colts out though as nearly 50% of Indy fans believe that the team has the ability to be a surprise AFC playoff team:
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