Nov 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson (34) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Colts 40-11. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Trent Richardson says it’s only fair that Colts start Donald Brown


Since the Indianapolis Colts made the trade with the Cleveland Browns to bring running back Trent Richardson to town in exchange for a first-round draft pick, Richardson has been a major disappointment. Richardson had a hard time adjusting to the team’s offense and now Donald Brown will get the start.

While Richardson could be upset with Brown for taking over the starting gig, he understands that the Colts are doing what is best for them and he believes it is the fair decision.

“I think it’s only fair that Donald is the starter, especially the production he’s been putting up and the numbers,” Richardson said, via Mike Wells of ESPN.com. “He’s been playing good ball. I tell people all the time that when I first got here they thought it was a two-headed monster with me and Ahmad [Bradshaw]. I always said it was a three-headed monster.”

Eventually, the Colts will give Richardson another opportunity to take over the starting gig because of how much the Colts invested in the trade, but for now he will need to watch from the sidelines and continue learning the team’s playbook.

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