Anthony Richardson left the game against Georgia early after an apparent injury, but no update was given by head coach Dan Mullen after the game. Mullen informed the Orlando Sentinel on Tuesday that Richardson was still not able to practice this week due to a concussion.
Richardson had just started his college career when Georgia’s linebacker Adam Anderson struck. Emory Java was called in to replace Richardson. This led Florida to the first point of the day. Richardson is questionable for Saturday’s game against South Carolina because of the injury.
It is unclear if Mullen intended to keep Richardson the starter after three interceptions against Georgia. However, the head coach stated that he believed the game would provide a learning experience for the young quarterback. Jones has already had some turnover problems this season. However, it might be a smart idea to limit Richardson this week to preserve his health, even if he is cleared.
Richardson’s injury was not unexpected. Although he wasn’t expected immediately to fix the ship against the best defense in America, he is now missing important reps that will allow him to move on to the next stage. Jones is a far better option than Jones as a quarterback but Florida’s turnover margin remains at -7 when Jones is the starter.
The good news is that Florida’s schedule will get easier. There are no more Georgias or Alabamas on the schedule, and Florida should be able to breeze through the next three games regardless of who’s throwing the ball for them.