Trent Richardson might pursue XFL, says he’ll ‘never give up’ his dream of playing football
Trent Richardson struggled to remain in the NFL. He played in the Canadian Football League and the Alliance of American Football in recent years. Now, after the AAF ended prematurely, Richardson may be returning to the football field in another league.
In recent comments, Richardson says he’ll “never give up” his dream of playing football. The XFL is set to debut next year in February. Richardson is drawing interest from the league.
The former third overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft is hoping to someday make his way back into the NFL. Yet, it will likely be an uphill climb to get his foot back in the NFL.
Trent Richardson began his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns in 2012 and had high expectations coming out of Alabama. In his rookie season, Richardson rushed for 950 yards on 267 carries and 11 touchdowns.
It was a decent rookie season for Trent Richardson, but his 3.6 yards per carry were a little troublesome. In just his second season, the Browns traded Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts.
After that, Richardson’s time in Indianapolis was short-lived. He was out of the NFL after the 2014 season. Since then, Richardson has been trying to get another chance in the NFL with no takers throughout the league.
Even in the AAF, Richardson struggled to impress. He rushed for just 366 yards on 125 carries and 11 touchdowns. The 11 touchdowns are impressive, but his 2.9 yards per carry were quite alarming.
In a league where running backs are expected to be capable in the rushing and passing attack, it’s tough seeing a role for Richardson in the NFL. Despite the doubts, Richardson is hoping to make his return to professional football at some point.