3 reasons Rams should consider Trent Richardson following AAF collapse
3. Richardson could be upgrade over Brown
First off, Rams fans have every reason in the world to be excited over the thought of Brown taking on a larger role during the 2019 season since the team has already indicated their plans of taking a different approach at running back.
Due to Gurley’s arthritis causing problems towards the end of the regular season and playoffs, Los Angeles knows they can’t afford to allow Gurley to be a workhorse like he normally does since they can’t afford his knee injury to become worse.
In other words, now that Los Angeles is willing to give it another go with Brown as the backup to Gurley while most likely seeing an increased role compared to previous years, all eyes will be on the Texas product heading into next season.
With that being said, just because the Rams feel confident in Brown doesn’t necessarily mean he’s guaranteed to find success since he only has 128 rushes to his name for 514 yards with a touchdown over his first four NFL seasons.
Richardson’s time in the NFL may have been a disappointment from an overall perspective, but his brief time in the AAF shows there is hope for a potential turnaround, and could be a nice fit as a No. 2 running back, whether it’s with the Rams or another team.