Although the jury is still out around the league and among fans for the Trent Richardson trade, the Indianapolis Colts are standing by their decision to bring the running back to town.
Richardson had a tough season last year after the Cleveland Browns traded him to the Colts, but Indianapolis general manager Ryan Grigson thinks an offseason with the team is all he needs.
“Trent expects what we expect, and that’s greatness,” said Grigson. “He’s always been at the top of the rung every time he’s played. He knows this is the NFL and it’s a bottom-line business. We’re all on the same page. We all have expectations for Trent and he has expectations for himself, and they’re for him to be great. I think he’s in a great place, and we’re in a great place with him. We’re looking forward to having a great offseason with him. We have the bar set high.”
Richardson ran the ball 157 times for Colts last season, but his 458 yards resulted in a paltry 2.9 yard per carry average. He cost the Colts the 26th overall pick in this year’s draft. If the Browns should happen to draft a franchise back with that pick this trade will be scrutinized for years to come.