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As we get closer and closer to Thursday night’s release of the 2023 NFL schedule, some of the matchups are starting to trickle out.

One of those bigger announcements involves the Indianapolis Colts heading to Germany to battle the New England Patriots. I leave out the casually used term “rival” because their hasn’t been a pulse in these meetings in nearly a decade.

Still, it’s an opportunity for international exposure for the Colts and makes for a great vacation opportunity if you’ve been looking for an excuse to visit Germany.

Just like most elements of the Colts offseason, however, the conversation inevitably shifts back to one thing and one thing only; which quarterback will be under center by the time the Colts and Pats faceoff for this Week 10 matchup in Germany?

Don’t do a double take. You read that last line correctly. WEEK 10. NOVEMBER 12th. ELEVEN DAYS FROM THANKSGIVING.

I emphasize with all-caps there because barring Colts brass saying unequivocally “Anthony Richardson is sitting the entire 2023 season” he has to be starting by Week 10, right?

Everybody is debating if he earns the starting job for Week 1 but even if you think it should be Minshew to start the season, so that Richardson can get accustomed to life in the NFL, surely nine games is enough time?

It seems too perfect for it not to be Anthony Richardson, the hopeful next great star of this league, being the face of the Colts when the franchise makes its 2nd ever trip to play overseas.

Wednesday on The Fan Midday Show Joel A Erickson of the IndyStar stopped by to give us his thoughts on the Colts facing off against the Patriots in Germany.

Additionally, Joel spoke with us about:

  • what his first trip overseas to cover the NFL was like and what Colts fans can expect
  • how he feels about all the hype surrounding the NFL schedule release
  • when he thinks Anthony Richardson will earn the starting job and if he’ll be QB1 in Germany
  • whether or not the Colts are done with notable free agent signings this offseason

Check out our full conversation on the Colts playing in Germany next season with Joel A Erickson below and keep listening to The Fan Midday Show, weekdays 12-3pm Eastern, right here on The Fan.

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