Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Possibilities For Trent Richardson

 Now that Trent Richardson has left the minor leagues and moved on to an NFL team the question is will he take the opportunity to step up?
The trade seemed to come out of nowhere, I think this came as a surprise to many in the football world. How many teams trade a #3 pick after only one season with the team? He was healthy (more or less) and productive (as well as one can expect playing for the Browns), Ryan Leaf and Jamarcus Russell both got 3 seasons with the team that drafted them and they both were flops before they ever played a down in the NFL. Some applaud the trade, pointing at Richardson’s 3.4 yards-per-carry and state that he is expendable with the expectations that the team management will use the additional pick to nab a top flight Quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft. I suggest that Brandon Weeden should start planning his post-NFL career now.
Now the high octane Colt’s offense will center on a trio of young stars with Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton and Trent Richardson so we may end up seeing some fireworks and if Richardson leads the charge expect to see his card prices jump dramatically. Even without playing a game for the Colts his cards are already starting to show plenty of activity with close to 250 new auctions added to eBay in the past 24 hours and plenty of bids.

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