Later this afternoon, running back Trent Richardson will make his debut with the Indianapolis Colts, something that wasn’t a certainty after he was traded to the Colts from the Cleveland Browns earlier in the week.
Not familiar with the Colts’ playbook or wanting to step on the shoes of Ahmad Bradshaw, there were some suggestions hinting that Richardson may sit out this week, but that’s not why the Colts picked up the former third overall pick.
There’s no word on if Richardson will be the ‘starter’ but according to ESPN’s Ed Werder, he’s expected to be given around 10-15 touches in today’s game against the San Francisco 49ers:
Colts RB Trent Richardson wants to prove this was a “good trade for the Colts, a stupid trade for the Browns.” Coaches plan 10-15 touches.
The 49ers run defense is among the better in the league, so it could prove to be a rough day for Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw, especially in a rain soaked Candlestick field after a drenching Saturday afternoon.
They’ll face a much easier matchup next weekend against the Jacksonville Jaguars.