Trent Richardson Convinced He’ll Be In The Hall of Fame When His Career Is Over
Nevermind the fact that current Baltimore Ravens running back Trent Richardson might be one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history, Richardson still has Hall of Fame aspirations once his career is over.
While speaking with CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Chris Miller , Richardson talked about why he struggled on the field so much.
“As a person at that time, mentally (I) wasn’t stable enough to play football, for any level,” Richardson said in a revealing interview with CSN colleague Chris Miller. “My mindset wasn’t right for it, I had too much going on outside of football. The football was always there, but everything that carried on outside the field, it carried onto the field. I couldn’t think about football all the time. Football became little to me at the time.”
“This is a good chance of being my last ride when it comes to proving myself in the NFL,” Richardson said. “I know myself that I’m not done in the NFL, don’t want to be done. I got a taste of what that felt like. To tell my kids that their father didn’t have a job, it was big for me.
“I’m here, I’m going to be here for awhile.”
When asked how his career will end, Richardson, who has never had a 1,000 rushing season and whose longest run of his career doesn’t even top retired QB Peyton Manning’s longest run, still believes he will have earned a bust in Canton, Ohio.
“Putting on a yellow jacket,” said Richardson, referring to making the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “People wrote him off, he came back and did some amazing things. He always had the pedigree. He just had to get back to the guy that we know.”