Colts Have No Regrets over Trading for Trent Richardson
(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Despite failing to live up to expectations with the team, Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson has no regrets about making a trade for running back Trent Richardson.
"It was such a bold and aggressive move and so forth, but really from a football standpoint, we needed a starting running back," Grigson said. "Trent was made available. ...I'm glad we have him for the long haul. It was very economically wise as a franchise to make the move given where we're going with the run game."
Richardson was the third overall pick in the 2012 Draft by the Cleveland Browns, and rushed for 950 yards and scored 11 touchdowns in his rookie year.
Surprisingly, the Browns traded Richardson to the Colts in exchange for first-round pick in the upcoming draft but the Browns had the last laugh as Richardson made very little impact during his time with the team.
In 14 games with the Colts, Richardson had just 458 rushing yards on 157 yards (2.9 yards per carry) and scored just three touchdowns.
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