3 teams that should gamble on Anthony Richardson’s potential in the 2023 NFL Draft

Anthony Richardson, Florida Gators. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
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Anthony Richardson, Florida Gators
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Pick Analysis. West. 2. player. Scouting Report. NFC. Seattle Seahawks. 36

Anthony Richardson can serve as Geno Smith’s Seattle backup, as least initially

Even though Pete Carroll is in his 70s, the Seattle Seahawks are just going to keep on keeping on for as long as he is at the helm. Although he is a defensive-minded head coach, Carroll may want a long-term solution at quarterback, just in case Geno Smith falls off a cliff next season. By drafting Richardson, the Seahawks would have a contingency plan that does not involve Drew Lock one bit.

With Richardson’s inherent dual-threat abilities, he is an ideal candidate to run the Seattle offense for Carroll’s team. He prefers ball-control and ground-and-pound over letting corny people cook. Richardson may want to throw the ball downfield to D.K. Metcalf and company, but handing the football off to Kenneth Walker III is not a bad alternative either. Richardson to Seattle could work.

Ideally, drafting a talented, but unrefined Richardson is a way to sustain success for the Seahawks.

Pick Analysis. NFC. New York Giants. 1. player. 31. Scouting Report. East

What if I told you Brian Daboll may see a bit of Josh Allen in Anthony Richardson?

Oh, this would be something. Since the New York Giants are having a bit of a renaissance under new head coach Brian Daboll, what if I told you Richardson could be the G-Mens’ version of Josh Allen? I mean, Allen was a bucking bronco entering the NFL by way of the Wyoming Cowboys. Once deemed an inaccurate bust, he is arguably the most talented player across the entire league.

Although Daniel Jones is kind of doing things in year four out of Duke, Richardson could be a suped-up version of Danny Dimes. While the Giants’ three division rivals have all had success with unheralded former college stars at the quarterback position in Dak Prescott, Jalen Hurts and now Taylor Heinicke, what happens if you give the new Bill Parcells supreme ingredients in the kitchen?

Richardson would have a chance to reach his absolute apex professionally if he went to New York.

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