Former Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren blasted the team Thursday, questioning why it would trade second-year running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts and saying he would quit if the same move happened while he was a head coach.
“How do you make your team better by trading your best player?” Holmgren told Sports Radio 950 KJR in Seattle, according to The Plain Dealer of Cleveland. “He’s the best offensive player. He’s a valuable, valuable guy.”
Holmgren was the reason Richardson initially landed in Cleveland, as he traded up a spot in the 2012 NFL draft to take the former Alabama star with the No. 3 overall pick. Holmgren eventually was let go at the end of last season by new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner.