NFL News: RB Trent Richardson Traded To Colts For 1st-Round Pick

In a move that literally came out of nowhere, the Cleveland Browns have traded 2012 first round draft pick, and starting running back, Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for the Colts 2014  first round draft pick. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report:

Richardson has been the Browns only consistent offensive weapon for the last two years and even broke the Browns’ franchise record for rushing yards by a rookie. It is completely unexpected that the Browns would give up on Richardson so quickly.

For the Colts, this is a huge upgrade. Vick Ballard was recently lost for the season leaving Ahmad Bradshaw and Donald Brown as the Colts only runners. The addition of Richardson will do wonders for the Colts offense as they have a workhorse back to go along with franchise QB Andrew Luck.

Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted out that something was on the horizon, but no one expected this:

This is a move that immediately thrusts the Colts into the upper echelon of the AFC. With the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots sitting above the rest of the conference, they may have to make room for a new contender.