When the Ravens traded away Trent Richardson, they got a big one
The Baltimore Ravens traded Trent Richardson to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a 2015 first-round pick and a conditional third-round selection in 2016.
The Ravens had an opportunity to add another wide receiver, but instead decided to trade Richardson, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The deal was a big loss for the Ravens, as Richardson was the No. 1 receiver on their depth chart and had the third-highest average receiving yardage in the NFL last season.
The Browns traded for him in 2018 and were interested in adding him to the receiving corps.
Richardson did not get a chance to play with Cleveland in 2019 due to his arrest.
The team traded for Josh Gordon in 2021, but Richardson’s suspension and a shoulder injury ended his season.
Richardson played only two games in 2022, but was named a first-team All-Pro.
The Baltimore Ravens won two Super Bowls in the late 2000s and early 2030s, but were not able to win a title in those seasons.
They lost in the first round of the 2020 playoffs.