This time last season Trent Richardson’s locker was packed into cardboard boxes and his destination was South Beach.

It was a feeling Richardson wasn’t used to.

In his college days, Richardson’s season extended into January and he shined with touchdowns in Alabama’s 2010 and 2012 National Championship games.

So here, last January, Richardson was attending the Crimson Tide’s National Championship game because there was no postseason football for the rookie running back.

While the weather and result was what Richardson was hoping for in Miami, something was missing.

“I was planning on what I was going to be doing for my offseason, how I was going to get better or how we were going to rebuild the team or where I was going to take my vacation to,” Richardson says recalling the story. “I never had an offseason like that, so it was different. It was different.

“I’m not looking towards taking no vacation right now. I’m looking to playing next week and the week after that and the week after that. That’s my plans and that’s where my head is at.”