The Cleveland Browns have traded Trent Richardson. Yeah, I don't get it either. According to NFL.com on Sept. 18, the Indianapolis Colts pulled off what is being called a stunning trade that almost looks like a mistake when you actually read it!
Earlier this afternoon the Colts traded their 2014 first-round draft pick to the Browns for running back Trent Richardson.
The former Alabama star was drafted in 2012 by the Browns with the third overall pick.
Even though he comes with a semi-injury history, Richardson ran for nearly 1000 yards and 11 touchdowns last year in his rookie season, and it has to make you wonder why a team like the Browns would give up on someone so young with a ton of potential.
"Trent's a great player and we expect him to have success in this league," Browns CEO Joe Banner said in a statement.
"Right now, based on how we're building this team for sustainable success, we're going to be aggressive and do what it takes to assemble a team that consistently wins."
Well, if trading the No. 3 overall pick one year after you draft him, who certainly has potential to be a star in the NFL is the way to "assemble a team that consistently wins," you sure are a smarter man than me.
However, the Browns may have seen something, or Richardson may have done a thing or two behind the scenes to make this an easy trade for Cleveland. With shockers like this, usually news will come out later to make sense of why the trade took place.