Jim Brown was perhaps the greatest football player of all time. Cleveland will be happy if Richardson makes a few Pro Bowls. The Browns weren't the only team that saw Richardson as extraordinary. Browns general manager Tom Heckert's friend, Vikings GM Rick Spielman, told Heckert the Browns had a competing offer to move up for Richardson.
"I beat it," Heckert said. "We were pretty fired up. Trent was the guy we really wanted, and I'm glad it worked out."