Florida QB Anthony Richardson stuns NFL combine with 4.43 40-yard dash, record-setting jumps

Anthony Richardson, already garnering attention for his size, made a big statement in the NFL on Saturday. The former University of Florida quarterback ranked first at his position in virtually every category. NFL Research. At 6’4″ and 244 pounds, no other quarterback at Lucas Oil Stadium was taller or heavier than him.

He then led the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, and long jump. Showing an unofficial time of 4.44, his run was later corrected to impressive. and official 4.43. He didn’t even need a second try. On air, Richardson was compared to Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, who is the same height (6-4, 237 pounds) and ran 4.75.

His vertical jump also reached 40.5 inches and broke the record for any quarterback in the combine since at least 2003.

Finally, his 10ft 9in long jump also set a perfect mark. Richardson’s 10-yard, 1.53 second split was the only mark he didn’t lead, finishing third among QBs.

He spent three seasons (one in the red shirt) with the Gators in his hometown of Gainesville.

In 2022, he started all 12 games for Florida in a 6–6 record. The 21-year-old had 176-of-327 passes last season, throwing 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions for 654 yards and nine touchdowns. .

Richardson’s collegiate performance drew mixed forecasts, and he clearly took extra time to prepare for the opportunity to respond.

He reportedly impressed Carolina Panthers at the meeting. Currently, the Panthers are ninth overall in the NFL Draft and are among the teams that can aggressively bid for a long-term quarterback. It may not be easy for Richardson, however, as he is already moving up in betting predictions as a potential No. 1 pick.


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