Trent Richardson was trending on Twitter Wednesday morning, but not because he is coming back or did something wrong, but because of Leonard Fournette.
Film from Monday night’s game between the Bucs and Rams made its way on Twitter and showed one play where Fournette totally missed a wide-open hole for him to burst through for a potential huge gain.
Fournette appeared to see the gap, too, but hesitated and instead ran straight into defensive lineman A’Shawn Robinson – who was being blocked by two different guys – and was stuffed near the line of scrimmage.
The play brought back haunting memories for many Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts fans, who immediately began drawing comparisons to Richardson to the point where the former running back bust was trending on the social media platform.
There are certainly worse reasons to be trending on Twitter, but this isn’t exactly a great one, either.
Richardson, 30, lasted just three seasons in the NFL and was last signed by a team in 2016 – the Baltimore Ravens – before he was cut during training camp.
The Browns selected Richardson with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft behind Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III but he last just a little over one season in Cleveland before he was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in 2013.
Richardson was not much better with the Colts, averaging just 3.1 yards per carry and finishing with six touchdowns in two seasons.