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MX News Update 2024

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“I need to see that boy again.”

Indeed, in Indy’s win, the Colts had a 28-10 halftime lead and a 31-10 lead after three quarters.

Richardson had a pair of rushing touchdowns before being sidelined with a concussion. In the teams’ second meeting 16 weeks later, Richardson was out for the season due to a shoulder injury. As Franklin was quick to point out, Stroud – the No. 2 overall pick of the 2023 NFL Draft – has yet to beat Richardson – the No. 4 overall selection of the ’23 draft.

“I thought, if you consider that like cooking with the loss, then I mean, congratulations,” Franklin said. “Then I also have to remind him that he has never beaten Anthony.”

Franklin, a seventh-round pick of the Colts in the 2018 draft, has become a tackle enthusiast since becoming a full-time starter. His ascension was a catalyst for former Pro Bowler Shaquille Leonard’s departure from Indy. Franklin broke out with an eye-popping and staggering 167 tackles in 2022, and improved on that by 179 last year.

During his time with the Colts, Franklin and Co. however, did not win the division. Indianapolis’ division title drought dates back to 2014. Since then, every other AFC South team has claimed the crown at least twice.

With the Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars and Texans each winning the title the past three seasons, it may finally be the Colts’ turn. Regardless of who wins the division at the end of the 2024 season, Franklin has undoubtedly fanned the rivalry flames.