September 27th, 2013
The Browns recently delt away their franchise running back to the Colts for a first round pick in the 2014 draft. The question is, who does this benefit more? The Browns or the Colts?
To me, I think this is a no-brainer. The Colts lost a first round pick, but they got Trent Richardson, a dynamic running back in his second season, and they have Amahad Bradshaw and Donald Brown behind him. They also have Andrew Luck in his second year running the offense at quarterback and Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton, Derius Heyward-Bay, and Colby Fleener catching passes. Overall, that is a really strong attack.
The Browns on the other hand have Brandon Weedon at quarterback who hasn't really figured out the NFL, Willis MaGahee at running back which isn't bad, but is not getting any younger. They have Devon Bess and Greg Little at reciever and Jordan Cameron at tight end. They are a young and talented group, but with no one to get them they ball, it renders them kind of usless. So overall, the Colts clearly benefit more than the Browns from this deal.