Yes, Torrey Smith, that was a real tweet: Trent Richardson traded to the Colts

Trent Richardson didn't have a good day against Baltimore, rushing for 58 yards on just 18 carries. - Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Take a look at how Ravens players reacted to the news that the Browns traded their best offensive weapon, Trent Richardson, to the Indianapolis Colts.

Yes, you read correctly, whether it was on twitter or elsewhere. Trent Richardson was in fact traded to the Colts.

Historically, the Browns have never made moves that made sense. Now that there's a new regime, with general manager Michael Lombardi and CEO Joe Banner, the Browns have now made yet another questionable move by trading their top offensive player.

It's definitely a move made with the long term in mind. There's no way around it right now. The Browns, specifically on offense, stink. They hired a head coach that is peculiarly particular about the type of running back he wants, and it would appear Richardson does not fit the bill.

The quarterback the previous front office drafted, Brandon Weeden, has been a disaster for a little over a season now. The Browns, in theory, can now draft a franchise quarterback and perhaps another offensive weapon in the first down with this move.

But this still sent a shock wave around the NFL, all beginning with Jim Irsay's tweet that a major trade was on the horizon. (By the way, Irsay has been the boy who cried wolf for some time, always over-hyping his trades. This, for once, connected.)

Here's how many reacted to the news Wednesday night:

Torrey Smith wanted to know if Adam Schefter was joking.


Jameel McClain questioned SportsCenter's tweet relaying Schefter's report.


Christian Thompson put into perspective the business realities of the NFL.


Former Ravens receiver and WBAL analyst Qadry Ismail poked fun at the Browns a bit:


Former Ravens fullback Le'Ron McClain doesn't understand the trade:


The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson said the move was made because Richardson wasn't a fit in Cleveland:


Whenever you're not having a good day, The Sun's Mike Preston wants you to know it could be worse:


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