Re: Any speculation on the Monster Colts trade?
posted at 9/20/2013 9:14 AM EDT
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On draft day, had they traded their 2014 first rounder for Trent Richardson, people would have flipped out at the robbery...but 18 games later and it's not still a steal?
18 games later Richardson has a history of nagging injuries and a 3.5 ypc. His stock isn't nearly as high as it was on draft day. I think the additional weapons in Indy will be more or less cancelled out by the inferior offensive line. If Richardson improves it will be because he improves as a player as opposed to the effect of the change of scenery imo. I don't think it's a given that he becomes the superstar the draftniks thought he was going to be. Obviously the Browns don't either since they just traded him and frankly given how hard Saban rides these guys at Bama you have to wonder about durability a bit. We'll know more at the end of the season, but I was surprised at this trade. I thought the Colts had bigger needs than RB.
Yet the colts get a player without having to pay or account for any bonus money. That makes the deal, financially, significantly better than just a 1st round pick. There are plenty of teams who do not covet first round picks especially because the picks provide no guarantee of success.
I noted what the pats got in 09 for their first round pick. Everyone was raving about the haul of picks they got for it and not a single player stuck on the roster.
The he colts have high expectations for Richardson. Grison said he passed the eye test. I'd say the reigning exec of the year gets that benefit of the doubt.
See how good of a deal when he gets hurt. He has a much better QB to play for. The threat of a legit pass will take people out of the box. Career wise good move for Richardson.
When he gets hurt? For goodness sake. You must now be kicking and screaming at the pats deals for Amendola 31 million, Gronkowski 55 million, and Hernandez 40 million. Where are these guys?
Richardson will be on the field for the colts this week. His contract is 6 million over 3 years. Pennies compared to these others. Welker will be suiting up this week for the broncos at 12 million over 2 years.