Anthony Richardson game film vs Tennessee

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Backup/rookie QB nowadays don't get practice reps like they used to. So sitting any rookie QB for a year or more is not going to help him progress as a player. So, if he gets drafted by us I think he needs to get reps in practice and get game time during the season as a rookie.

Fields was better in college because he had a lot of NFL talent on his college team. Richardson was working with much lessor talent on offense. Fields was throwing to Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, Jameson Williams, and Jaxon Smith-Njigbe...Wilsonm, Olave, Williams were all drafted in the 1st round and Jaxon Smith-Njibe is a projected 1st prospect in this draft.
All very valid points. Fields was also a better passer than Richardson in college. He didn't have the same accuracy issues.

But again, the only way to improve & gain experience is by actually playing. Not just practice reps. But live game reps. It's the same for all QB's. Which is why so many struggle with limited games played in college.

Trey Lance had a total of 17 starts in college & has barely played his first two years. Meanwhile, a guy like Brock Purdy, who started for 4 years, is able to play his rookie year & outperform him.
 
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All very valid points. Fields was also a better passer than Richardson in college. He didn't have the same accuracy issues.
Throwing to four 1st round WRs makes QBs accuracy look better on a stat sheet. Elite WRs get separation and provide an immediate target for a QB regardless if the ball is not pin point accurate or not. Thats why WRs are drafted in the 1st round, they get open quickly and provide a target even if the QB isn't accurate.

Great WRs make average/inaccurate QBs look better and more productive even when pass are under thrown or not on time. Which is why Fields stats were better than Richardson's.
 

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Throwing to four 1st round WRs makes QBs accuracy look better on a stat sheet. Elite WRs get separation and provide an immediate target for a QB regardless if the ball is not pin point accurate or not. Thats why WRs are drafted in the 1st round, they get open quickly and provide a target even if the QB isn't accurate.

Great WRs make average/inaccurate QBs look better and more productive even when pass are under thrown or not on time. Which is why Fields stats were better than Richardson's.
I agree with the argument that good WR's can absolutely make a difference. They do.

However, Fields was not as inconsistent as Richardson from a throwing perspective. He had a completion % near 70 as a starter at Ohio State.

Fields absolutely had help & more talent around him at Ohio State. No question.

The issue with Richardson is you don't know where the ball is going to end up from play to play. He has an absolute cannon. Sometimes with guys like that, they will struggle with touch & accuracy. He is one of those. Consistency is the key with him.
 
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I agree with the argument that good WR's can absolutely make a difference. They do.

However, Fields was not as inconsistent as Richardson from a throwing perspective. He had a completion % near 70 as a starter at Ohio State.

Fields absolutely had help & more talent around him at Ohio State. No question.

The issue with Richardson is you don't know where the ball is going to end up from play to play. He has an absolute cannon. Sometimes with guys like that, they will struggle with touch & accuracy. He is one of those. Consistency is the key with him.
I have seen Richardson make touch passes and not just throw heat on all his throws. Again you have valid points, and we could probably go back and forth up until the draft. Which is why Richardson is the most polorizing player in the draft. His nickname should be L.T. (Lottery Ticket).

It will be interesting to see where he gets drafted. My guess as of today is to the Colts, their new Head Coach was the offensive coordinator with the Eagels the last two years.
 

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His nickname should be L.T. (Lottery Ticket).

It will be interesting to see where he gets drafted. My guess as of today is to the Colts, their new Head Coach was the offensive coordinator with the Eagels the last two years.
Lol that's funny.

I could see him landing with the Raiders, a team like Atlanta or possibly here.

Rumor is the Colts like Levis.
 

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I would prefer JT to focus on the prospect and not consider the scheme of the play so much. The prospect has no control over the play call/scheme, yet JT gets too caught up in it. It would make sense to evaluate an offensive coordinator with the scheme aspect, but not an individual offensive player.
It makes perfect sense, you can't look at the player with an objective view without the context of the scheme and responsibilities of the specific players in question.
 

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He's far from ready, and 5 would be a huge reach. If he's "trying to shut down the AR15" talk, then why does he wear the #15?

Watching that 2nd interview was tough. He kept reading off of some stat sheet or something, and making generic comments. His constantly drinking water and juice made me think of that candy commercial where someone asks an uncomfortable question, and you take a bite and chew, giving yourself time to think of a good answer.

I just don't think he's ever going to advance from where he is. If someone drafts him in the 1st round based on possibilities, they're making a huge mistake imho. I hope for the young man's sake that he proves me wrong, but he reminds me too much of past players with all kinds of physical talents that have ridden that talent all of their lives, and it's tough to change one's habits by the time you reach college.
These were the cases against Mahomes and Allen--both players with traits similar to Richardson. And Schneider was reportedly willing to trade Russell in his prime for the chance to draft either of them.

It's clear Richardson needs time to develop. No one is disputing that. But that's part of why Seattle might be the best fit.

If you look closely at Geno and Drew's contracts, you'll see a pattern. It's almost like those contracts were designed to draft a QB that they sit and develop for a year.

You're a fantastic Seahawks fan. Thank you for all you do for these boards. But I think you should keep an open mind about potential relating to the QB position.
 

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Backup/rookie QB nowadays don't get practice reps like they used to. So sitting any rookie QB for a year or more is not going to help him progress as a player. So, if he gets drafted by us I think he needs to get reps in practice and get game time during the season as a rookie.

Fields was better in college because he had a lot of NFL talent on his college team. Richardson was working with much lessor talent on offense. Fields was throwing to Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, Jameson Williams, and Jaxon Smith-Njigbe...Wilsonm, Olave, Williams were all drafted in the 1st round and Jaxon Smith-Njibe is a projected 1st prospect in this draft.
There are cetainly areas that need reps/game time to get better. No QB is fully formed when they first take a snap.

But what about mechanics? Footwork? Timing? Understanding a pro offense?
 

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