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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Nick Saban thinks Trent Richardson would be bargain for NFL team

Trent Richardson

Trent Richardson has pretty much run out of prominent believers except for one — his former college coach.

Nick Saban still believes the former Alabama running back would represent good value for a smart NFL team despite his lack of success at that level.

“I don’t think there is any question about it,” Saban told Brian Achatz of the Pensacola News Journal. “If Trent does the things he needs to do, can stay in shape and keep his weight down … I don’t think there is any question about it. When you have a bump in the road, the best thing to do is put some evidence on tape that people can look at and show that you are serious about trying to make a comeback. I think some team will get a real bargain if they give him an opportunity.”

Richardson has had more than a bump in the road. He’s currently playing in the CFL after running out of NFL interest. He hasn’t appeared in a regular season game since 2014 and still has just 2,032 yards in 46 games, with almost half of them coming in his rookie season. Saban is going to go to bat for his guy here, but the chances of Richardson proving an NFL bargain at this point are close to zero.

H/T SEC Country

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