Trent Richardson has the body, collegiate production and powerful skill set to become a genuine workhorse runner in the NFL. He’ll play an Eddie George throwback-type of role for the Cleveland Browns next season and beyond.
And frankly, he should.
George was the last successful true workhorse back in the NFL. He carried the ball over 311 times every year he spent with the Tennessee Titans, from 1996 to 2003. He made the Pro Bowl four times and was an All-Pro in 1999 and 2000.
There was no questioning that George was the focal point of the Titans offense during his time with the team. And it didn’t matter if opposing defenses knew he was getting the ball 30 times or more—they couldn’t stop him.
Expect the same for Richardson in Cleveland. Read More…