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Colts are willing to play ball and trade Jonathan Taylor

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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. 

Indianapolis Colts head coach Shane Steichen and Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor talk on the sidelines during the Indianapolis Colts Training Camp
Indianapolis Colts head coach Shane Steichen and Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor talk on the sidelines during the Indianapolis Colts Training Camp (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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