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Browns Betting on Bridgewater? Trent Richardson Says So.


If you play Fantasy Football, then last night was a big night for you.  Whether you own Trent Richardson, are scheduled to play against him, or scrambled to grab the Vikings D/ST before anyone else knew what was going on (I’m looking at you, Chris Jones), the huge news from Wednesday was the Browns opting to trade the former #3 pick to Indianapolis for a first-round selection in next year’s draft.

The move was obviously a boon for the Colts, who have been looking to cultivate a running game to complement sophomore Andrew Luck.  With Richardson’s power in the backfield, Luck will have a lot more openings and a ton of opportunities to throw over the top while linebackers stack the box.  It makes sense for Indy.

But Cleveland?  Long mired in ineptitude, many chalked this trade up to “Cleveland being Cleveland.”  Meaning, “idiots.”  People talk about the Cleveland Browns the same way your aunt talks about her neighbor.  ESPN analysts might as well put “Bless its heart” before any story about the Browns, but surprisingly, this move isn’t getting panned.

And it’s because of Teddy Bridgewater.

Well, maybe not just for Teddy, but c’mon.  He’s the top quarterback prospect for next year’s draft, in contention with Johnny Manziel and Tajh Boyd.  And the Browns are desperately seeking their franchise quarterback after Brandon Weeden got hurt, so it’s no secret that they’re looking to get the QB of the future in the first round.

He’s a rival, sure, but everything coming out of Louisville has only reflected well on him.  Plus, what worse fate is their to wish on a rival than playing for the Browns?  Looks like this trade was a win-win-win.



Article written by Corey Nichols

13 Comments for Browns Betting on Bridgewater? Trent Richardson Says So.

  1. Katdaddy
    5:49 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    I heard Teddy said he’d stay in school before going to cleveland. The Browns have buried a lot of QBs including our very own Tim Couch.

  2. STEVE!
    5:52 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    Bridgewater is good, but after watching a few SEC games, I would have a hard time ranking him above Manziel, Murray, or McCarron.

  3. Derrick
    5:55 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    Being a Browns fan….yes willingly, if we draft Teddy I will not watch a single game until he’s gone. So if history is any indicator I have like a season and a half.

  4. Bobbum man
    5:59 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    So how long before the update where the articles are readable? I went from visiting this site several times a day to maybe a couple times a week… Thought this was supposed to make it better

  5. Bradley
    6:02 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    How does trading TR help the Browns get Bridgewater? Trent Richardson being gone won’t change their W/L amount a single game.

  6. CapitolCityBoy
    6:17 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    Why not continue the great QB drafting of the Browns and pick Bridgewater. What can go wrong?

    7:51 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    Cleveland & Jacksonville is where football dreams go to die!! Teddy should start screwing up to make his stock dip enough to get a beter team. UL fans, Teddy is gone because his stock will really drop next year when he has to start playing against real teams in the ACC. Teddy stock is never going to be higher, if he stays he is really an idiot.

  8. NostraDanis
    8:40 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    I think the Browns should draft “James”. He’s MUCH faster than Teddy.

  9. Stuffed Cat
    8:43 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    Cleveland is a quarterback graveyard where careers go to die. I would love to see Bridgewater go there & maybe they can use him as a tackling dummy like they did Tim Couch.

  10. GRob
    9:17 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    There>>>Their, but I agree. I think the Browns are making a move for a QB and it will probably be Bridgewater.

  11. Mc
    10:32 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    So with Richardson they’re a 2-14 or 3-13 team, and they’re trading him to try to finish 1-15 or 2-14? The pick they received from the Colts will be in the 15-20ish range. Couldn’t they have kept Richardson, finish with the #2 pick which they may have gotten with him anyway, and then draft Bridgewater if that’s what they wanted? Also, regarding the post, they were wanting a QB before Weeden got hurt. It was said that the organization didn’t think he fit their system. He’s pretty versatile so I don’t know about that. I guess they want to throw it 40-50 times a game, and have a Reggie Bush style back. That’s all.

  12. Ruppeat Offender
    10:50 pm September 19, 2013 Permalink

    I will weep openly if the Brownies take Teddy. That dude has “bust” written all over him. I’d take Johnny M or Tajh Boyd all day over Teddy.

  13. BluKudzu
    2:19 pm September 20, 2013 Permalink

    What a shame Bridgewater went to U of L, and will never get the respect and credit he deserves in being one of the best. The laughable schedule may provide the wins, but just imagine if his talents were on display against better competition. Heisman for sure. Now it is “looked great against FIU”.