Trent Richardson Was All Set To Sign In The CFL, But Backed Out When He Realized It Was Potentially A 2 Year Deal
PFT- Trent Richardson will not play in Canada after all.
After initially agreeing to play for the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders for the rest of this season, Richardson has decided not to go north because the contract with the Roughriders would have given the team a 2018 option as well.
Richardson told AL.com that the team option was a sticking point because his goal is to get back to the NFL. If Richardson had taken the contract with the team option, he could have been contractually obligated to remain in the CFL for the 2018 season and unable to play in the NFL until 2019.
And just when you think his NFL career sucked you dry of all the disappointment you could possibly feel for Trent Richardson, he does this....which is the polar opposite of redeeming himself.
I was really hoping that Trent Richardson's reasoning for backing out of a two year contract in the CFL was that he wasn't that sure a Pensacola-born 'Bama boy could adapt to living in Saskatchewan. I could see him wanting to dip his toe in the soon-to-be frozen waters of Lake Manitoba to see if he'd get cold feet before committing to play multiple seasons in a Canadian city.
What I can't do is justify his refusal to sign a multi-year deal that would pay him to play a sport that he's not particularly good at because he's hoping something better comes along. Trent Richardson is the athletic equivalent of a 49 year old bachelor that's still chasing bombshells that are - quite literally - out of his league after dumping the respectably average-looking broad that's undoubtedly more his speed. I have friends who simply can't function as human beings while single, but none of them are in more desperate of a need to jump into something relatively long-term than Trent Richardson. I know they say you should never settle, but the person that coined that definitely wasn't talking about a first round flameout whose welcome wore quicker than the brakes he constantly had to slam so as to avoid running directly into the backs of his offensive linemen.
Seriously, someone needs to tell the tailback who - at his peak - appeared to be playing through glaucoma that eyesight does not get better with age, because the cataracts that appears to be afflicting his field vision is one of a myriad of things that are going to keep Trent Richardson from getting another look in the NFL...