The Indianapolis Colts are expected to distribute carries evenly among running backs Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw.
Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson has been a colossal disappointment since he was traded by the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a first-round pick.
After hoping for the former Alabama back to emerge as a three-down back with a full offseason with the Colts under his belt, the team has decided to move forward with him and Ahmad Bradshaw splitting time.
This became evident in the Colts’ season opener against the Denver Broncos when Bradshaw received 44 offensive snaps against Richardson’s 29.
The 2012 first-round pick says that he is fine with his role though. “I think it’s going to be a good, equal load. Ahmad knows that once I get tired or once I’m winded, when I look to that sideline or he looks to the sideline, we know how to complement each other. We work well together,” Richardson said to the Indianapolis Star.
Bradshaw may eventually weasel his way into the starting role though since he has proven to be more reliable than Richardson, but the Colts are in a tough spot with Richardson since they traded a first-round pick for him.