Jacksonville, FL – Quarterback Anthony Richardson made waves at the NFL Combine, breaking records and turning heads with his impressive skills.
Richardson, a prospect out of the University of Florida, set a modern record for quarterbacks in the vertical jump, leaping an incredible 42 inches. He also impressed with his deep ball, throwing a perfect strike that drew comparisons to Aaron Rodgers.
But Richardson’s biggest moment came when he destroyed Cam Newton’s numbers on the same drills the former MVP performed almost a decade ago. Richardson’s 4.4-second 40-yard dash and 10-foot-8-inch broad jump were both faster and farther than Newton’s.
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound quarterback also made news off the field, telling reporters he had never heard of the “project label” that some draft experts had attached to his name. Richardson said he was focused on improving every day and didn’t pay attention to what others thought of him.
Richardson’s combination of size, speed and athleticism has drawn comparisons to Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry. And his performance at the Combine only cemented his status as one of the most intriguing quarterback prospects in the 2023 NFL draft.
“It’s clear that Anthony Richardson has all the tools to succeed at the next level,” said CBS Sports analyst Eric Kuselias. “He’s got the talent, the work ethic and the drive to be a star in this league.”