Florida QB Anthony Richardson Just Set a Combine Record!
Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson had as much to gain as anyone at the NFL Combine this week. He spoke to the media on Friday and said that he would compete in every event, and the belief among many coaches was that he would put on a show.
Well, that belief was correct. Richardson’s group hasn’t even gotten to the 40-yard dash and throwing drills, and the Gators quarterback has already set a combine record! Anthony Richardson recorded a 40.5 vertical leap, a quarterback record.
Richardson’s vertical leap was tied for the sixth-best among all players, matching Maryland cornerback Jakorian Bennett.
The Gators signal-caller also registered an impressive 10’9″ broad jump. Richardson’s broad jump was also the best among all quarterbacks.
As I said on Friday, there’s always a quarterback that scouts can’t decide where they should go in the draft. Anthony Richardson is that guy this year. His physical skills are outstanding. It’ll be interesting to see how he performs this afternoon in the throwing drills in Indianapolis.
The Gators quarterback spoke to the media on Friday in Indianapolis and likened himself to Cam Newton and Lamar Jackson. Richardson said he grew up a Newton fan, and then Jackson when he made it to the NFL. Richardson wants to be a hybrid of the two and said he called himself ‘Cam Jackson’ in the 11th grade.
He’s living up to that today.