Yesterday while I was cleaning the house, my little cousin stopped me and told me that the Cleveland Browns traded Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts. I didn’t want to believe it, almost as if I found out Tupac Shakur died all over again.
Not saying I’m comparing it to Tupac being killed, but it was a move that I thought would never happened and I knew April Fools already passed us by a long time ago. Then I got the text from ESPN and nearly Gronkowski’d my phone. I’m not even a Cleveland Browns fan and this move had me shaking my head in non-belief.
Anyways, what’s done is done. Now with two good running backs still available on the market (McGahee, Turner), I figured one of them would be picked up by the Browns to replace Richardson. Right now McGahee is still being considered but no word has been released if he’ll be signed or not.
McGahee was one of my favorite running backs to watch when he was in college. I remember his nasty knee injury in his final game of his college career, I cringed and held onto my leg for about two hours. I figured his career was over after that injury, but I was young. I was like 13-14 at the time, too me it looked like his leg was nearly snapped off.
Now McGahee is a running back who can come in and deliver for your team when he’s the premiere back. In his first two seasons in the league, he rushed for 2,375 yards on 609 carries and scored 18 touchdowns. Having a career total of 8,0971 rushing yards with 63 touchdowns and 1,319 receiving yards with just five career receiving touchdowns, McGahee could be getting another shot and is getting praise by offensive coordinator Norv Turner.
The 31 year old veteran is planning to return from a broken leg, but could still be a good inside runner and a good replacement for Richardson if he passes his physical.
As a Willis McGahee fan, this is pretty exciting. I wasn’t expecting him to be a free agent for as long as he has.
Norv Turner (ex-Chargers) certainly appreciated what he saw of Willis McGahee (ex-Broncos) which makes sense in now signing the RB.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 18, 2013