This is the Colts' 16th trade of the Ryan Grigson era. Remember, Grigson didn't take over as general manager until January 2012. The man has been aggressive from the outset, but dealing for Richardson is his boldest move yet. Indy sent its 2014 first-round pick to Cleveland to get the deal done, but you won't hear many people saying the Colts were fleeced.
Richardson is a major talent who was trapped in a dysfunctional offense. He set a rushing record for this still-young Browns franchise in 2012, scoring 13 touchdowns along the way. Durability issues are fair to question, but Grigson is "rollin' dice," to borrow an Irsayism. It's a gamble well worth the risk.
There was a time when it seemed the decision to move on from Peyton Manning always would define Grigson's tenure in Indianapolis. This trade is Grigson's play for a legacy far greater.