Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson will enter the 2023 NFL Draft. Nov 19, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson (15) attempts a pass during the first half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at FirstBank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Another highly intriguing quarterback prospect will enter the 2023 NFL Draft.

Just days after Kentucky quarterback Will Levis announced his intentions to enter the NFL Draft, Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson has done the same.

As part of a lengthy (and hard-to-read) statement on social media on Monday, Richardson announced, “After much prayer, consideration, and speaking with my family, I have decided to forgo the upcoming bowl game and my remaining years of college eligibility to enter the 2023 NFL Draft.”


So, along with entering the draft, Richardson — a redshirt sophomore — will skip the Gators’ bowl game. Florida plays No. 14 Oregon State in the SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 17.

Richardson — who turns 22 in May — will be one of the most interesting prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft. Like Levis, evaluations for Richardson will be quite varied.

The 6’4″, 232-pounder is a dual-threat quarterback that has everything tools wise that NFL organizations are looking for. Along with 17 passing touchdowns on the season, Richardson also had nine rushing touchdowns.

But Richardson has also struggled with turnovers (nine interceptions over 327 pass attempts this season), accuracy (53.8 completion percentage), and consistency.

He’s a very raw prospect, but one with massive upside.

The upside for Richardson is so large — and at the most important position in sports — that Pro Football Network’s Ian Cummings slotted the quarterback No. 1 overall in a mock draft on Tuesday, for example.

There will also be many draft projections that have Richardson outside of the first round.

Richardson is sure to be one of the most discussed prospects in the coming months, and it will be very interesting to see where he lands in the 2023 NFL Draft.

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