Indianapolis Colts have given running back Jonathan Taylor permission to seek a trade, According to ESPN And Confirmed by Josena Anderson of CBS Sports NFL Insider. The franchise had previously been adamant about keeping the previous second-round pick, who was seeking a new contract.
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Colts were sas they say Consider placing Taylor on the Non-Football Injury (NFI) list. Taylor supposedly injured his back while working out alone in Arizona, and is also still in rehab after ankle surgery in January. Taylor has since said it is I didn’t have a back problem.
Taylor has been in and out of the Colts facility for treatment and what it wasbut team owner Jim Irsay said during an Indy preseason game with the Chicago Bears that the star running back is back in the fold.
“We’re excited to have Jonathan Taylor back,” Irsay said. Via NFL Media. “I know these things are always hard, and I respect any time people try to fight for their position for their family and all that stuff. And, you know, I’ve been around this for so long that I just think the most important thing I recommend is timing is everything. We’re really looking forward to him making his way into being the Jonathan Taylor he was. We’re really excited to have him and want to do everything we can to support him Embrace him as a Colt, because he’s a great guy. I can’t say enough about him and his family. Look, you have these problems, and you know what they are. You never go in without problems at all” These days you hope you have less contractual issues because of the way the CBA is and they work on a lot of things. But you have them, and that’s what I know Chris Ballard He’s going to work hard on it and he’s going to try to calm things down as much as they can and move forward.”
Taylor is entering the final year of his contract as a rookie and has deserved an extension from the team that made him a second-round pick three years ago. In three seasons with the Colts, Taylor rushed for 3,841 yards and 33 touchdowns while also gaining 802 yards and three touchdowns. He is the second-fastest player in team history to rush for 3,000 yards (33 games), with only Edrin James the fastest (30 games). His 36 touchdowns is the second most by a Colts player after his first three seasons.
Irsay admitted that no contract talks took place with Taylor, and he didn’t even exchange any numbers. With the downturn in the market continuing to deteriorate, Taylor weighed in on his thoughts last month about racers not getting paid.
And Irsai made matters worse after Taylor asked to trade him with some bizarre comments. The Colts owner has made controversial statements regarding Taylor recently, but this one took a different level.
“If I die tonight and Jonathan Taylor gets out of the league, nobody will miss us,” Irsay said. For every athlete. “The league goes on. We know that. The National Football League goes on. It doesn’t matter who comes and goes, and it’s an honor to be a part of it.”
Regardless of Irsay’s statements, He also told Sports Illustrated The team has no intention of trading Taylor.
“We’re not trading Jonathan,” Irsay said. “End of discussion.” “Not now, not in October!”
colts per ESPN.Veteran Kenyan running back Drake to add more depth to the center after backup Zack Moss broke his arm. He will be out for about four to six weeks.
It looks like Taylor’s days in Indianapolis are over, as he, too, can choose not to play despite what Irsay says. Undervalued back market aside, Taylor is one of the league’s best players at his position.
Here’s an early look at potential landing sites for Taylor:
The Buccaneers moved on from Leonard Fournette this season in favor of Rashad White and Chase Edmonds. Tampa Bay will count on White as their signature fullback on offense, but Taylor will provide much-needed support to an offense that already has two fine skill-position players Mike Evans and Chris Goodwin.
Taylor would also put a lot of pressure on Baker Mayfield to run the offense as well.
Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel likes to use a running back through commission approach, which will save tread on Taylor’s tires as the season winds down. Is it needed?
Miami didn’t win the Dalvin Cook sweepstakes, but it’s clear they’re interested in having the disaffected Colts star return. The Dolphins will at least scout a trade for Taylor, According to the Miami Herald.
The Dolphins still have a solid turnover with Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson averaging 4.8 yards per carry last season. Rookie De’Von Achane provides more speed in the backfield, giving Miami a powerhouse triple of the three.
Taylor will be the number one player in Miami, regardless of what McDaniel wants to do with his rotation. This could be the move to put dolphins on top in East Asia.
Dallas has the second largest salary cap in the league at $21.5 million. After parting ways with Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys left a void at center. Tony Pollard has been an effective weapon for the NFC contender but Taylor would give them a dynamic weapon that owner Jerry Jones often covets.
The Cowboys may be more inclined to conserve salary cap space to re-sign wide receivers CeeDee Lamb and Micah Parsons, but Jones may not be able to help himself.
Former Colts head coach Frank Reich landed at Carolina in the off-season. The coach has had a good relationship with the running back and the Panthers have the fourth largest salary cap available. The franchise traded away Christian McCaffrey at the trade deadline last year and Taylor will go a long way toward taking some of the pressure off No. 1 overall pick Bryce Young.
Carolina is short on investment capital as a result of the trade for Young’s draft pick, but there may not be a better opportunity to add a dynamic offensive weapon like Taylor’s.