Originally Posted by MWM
This doesn't strike me as a next year move. I'd think it has to go deeper than that. Richardson has played one season in the NFL and many have called him the 2nd most talented back in the NFL behind AP. I'd have thought he would still be the centerpiece to a next year strategy.
There has to be more to this than meets the eye. The Cleveland brass had to have soured on richardson and this makes me wonder what they know that the rest of us don't. This just seems really suspicious to me.
I think your overall point about the FO souring on him is valid.
But the guy has less than a 3.5 YPC average for his career and has a career long rush of less than 40 yards.
As we sit here today, I see no way anyone calls him the 2nd best back in the league. But we will see.