By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Indianapolis Colts have finally given in to Jonathan Taylor’s request. The team has decided to accept a trade for their star running back.
However, they will not give the young back away for anything. Media reports suggest they would like to receive a first-round draft pick or multiple draft picks with the same value as a first-round draft pick.
Multiple teams are reportedly interested in the 24-year-old back. Taylor requested a trade from the team before training camp began.
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Taylor wants a multi-year contract extension and the Colts are not willing to play ball. Thus, whoever makes the trade for him will have to sign him to the deal that he is seeking.
The running back market has been busted this off-season as several key running backs were not able to get long-term contract extensions with their respective teams. It’ll be interesting to see what Taylor could receive when Saquon Barkley and Josh Jacobs could not reach long-term deals with either the New York Giants or the Las Vegas Raiders this off-season.
The Salem, New Jersey native has spent the past three seasons with the Colts. He was their 2nd round draft pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
In his three years with the team, he made 43 appearances. He made 41 starts over that span. Taylor had 756 carries for 3,841 yards and 33 touchdowns.
He also had 104 receptions for 802 yards and three touchdowns.
He is coming off the worst season of his career, as he appeared in 11 games. He made 11 starts before missing time.
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He had 192 carries for a career-low 861 yards and four touchdowns.
In 2021, Taylor had a career season, as he made 17 appearances on the season. He started every game. He had 332 carries for 1,811 yards and 18 touchdowns.
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