For the immediate future, I don't think it helps, but when you're the Browns and you are looking at the bigger picture, trading Richardson is not a big deal. It's the difference between 2 wins and 5. That could be the difference between getting your franchise quarterback or getting someone who is just good enough to keep you at 5-6 wins again. After watching Richardson run the ball for 18 games, I wasn't too enamored with him. A change of system in Indy could and should help him, but he just isn't as good as people are making him out to be. As far as offensive players who are better - Joe Thomas, Alex Mack and I could even argue that Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron are more promising long term offensive threats than Trent Richardson.