Dec 15, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson (34) spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Colts RB Trent Richardson is still confident despite awful 2013

The Indianapolis Colts were hoping for some big things when they traded a first-round pick to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for running back Trent Richardson, but the former first-round pick was a bust for Indianapolis.

While Richardson totaled just 458 yards during 14 games, he remains confident that he will be able to return to a high level in 2014.

“As far as confidence, man, I can’t wait. There’s a lot that I want to do,” Richardson said, via Pro Football Talk. “I’ve been playing football my whole life. I never thought it would become a struggle for me. I look back at it and I say, ‘Hey, you’re still the guy, you’re still the Trent Richardson you’ve always been. Just keep your mindset right.’”

If Richardson is better, the team’s offense will take the next step and Andrew Luck will not have as much pressure on his shoulders. If Richardson continues to struggle, the the Colts will still be in need of a running back and they’ll be down a draft pick.

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