BEREAOn the surface, it appears that rookie Trent Richardson is having an outstanding season. He has set the Browns single season rookie record in scrimmage yards and numerous other records.
With three games to play, Richardson needs just 131 yards to hit the 1,000-yard mark. He already has rushed for nine touchdowns, tying a record held since Jim Brown scored nine touchdowns as a rookie in 1957. He has also caught a receiving touchdown to give him 10 touchdowns for the season.
Besides the 869 yards rushing he has amassed, Richardson also has 348 yards receiving to give him a total of 1,217 yards from scrimmage. Eric Metcalf held the mark from 1989 when he rushed for 633 yards and added 397 in receiving for a total of 1,030 yards.
In addition, Richardson needs just 74 yards to pass Browns rookie rushing record of 942 yards set in 1957.
However, with all that, Richardson averaged just 2.3 yards a carry last week against the Chiefs on 18 carries for 42 yards. His longest run was f...