In his short career, Colts running back Trent Richardson has been nothing but a disappointment, despite what Indianapolis general manager Ryan Grigson insists. After being traded to the Colts following the second week of the 2013 season, Richardson averaged just 2.9 yards per carry, and he served as Donald Browns’ backup. The first round draft pick the Colts gave away, and I do stress the words “gave away,” was a steep price to pay for a running back that brings nothing to the table.
Still, Richardson wasn’t the third overall pick in the 2012 draft for nothing, and it’s not too late for him to turn his career around. After all, he has the right build to be a solid runner in the NFL, especially between the tackles, but he has a lot of work to do before he lives up to the expectations everyone had when he entered the league.
First and foremost, Richardson has to go above and beyond the call of duty in regards to his work ethic. Although there’s been no definitive reports of late that indicate Richardson is lazy, he didn’t exactly leave Cleveland with the greatest of reputations.