according to DenverSports.com Cecil LamyNot only is the Denver Broncos interested in the acquisition Indianapolis Colts Running back Jonathan Taylor, and they are one of the two teams most interested in acquiring him.
It follows news that the Indianapolis Colts have allowed All-Pro running back Jonathan Taylor to seek a trade with Tuesday as the deadline to complete the deal.
Lamy points out that he has checked with the league and with his sources and the two teams that seem most interested in Taylor are Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos. Both teams participated in the Dalvin Cook Sweepstakes and now look like they are in the Jonathan Taylor Sweepstakes.
“While touring the league yesterday…the phone rang, it’s the general manager, they’re people all over the league because I was inquiring, like checking, who’s interested in Jonathan Taylor? I’m told there are two teams that are most interested. One is the Miami Dolphins, because Their interest in Dalvin Cook. The Broncos interest in Dalvin Cook was also greater than they were advertising or anyone really knew. The Denver Broncos are the second team.
The asking price for Taylor is “multiple or rookie picks” and some reports indicate that the Colts are looking for a valuable first-round pick (multiple picks and outfielders) for Taylor’s services. The only surprising note Lamy added was that Javonte Williams was traded for Taylor.It may not be off the table.”. The Colts would likely want to get back in exchange for Taylor and Javonte would likely be the guy they targeted from the Broncos roster. They can pair Williams with a pair of picks on day two and three and offer that to Taylor in hopes of getting it done.
Dealing with Javonte Williams would be a shocking move, especially after his miraculous recovery from a multiple ligament injury, but including him in a hypothetical deal would have to be realistic.
Vegas has the fourth-place Broncos in the best odds to get Taylor, so there might be some smoke in this fire. They were interested in Dalphin Cook and Peyton’s comments in the past about the importance of the game of running, and it might explain why they were interested in Taylor. He told reporters that running the ball “should be part of our DNA” and went on to talk about how important the running game is to him and how he believes it is important to winning the NFL.
“I think it should be in our DNA, and we felt that way in New Orleans as well. I think the two greatest allies of a good midfielder are a good running game and a good defense. I think it’s difficult to play in a situation if you’re not running the ball well, and obviously “It’s more difficult if you don’t stop anyone. It’s important for what we do as long as I’m here. I think it’s important to win our league.”
So, adding the league’s MVP still only 24 years old and running for 1,800 yards and 18 rushing touchdowns in 2021 would be something he’d be interested in. Taylor wants a contract but the Broncos have shown they can open the purse if need be, and Payton has been creative in cap space in the past. So, this all makes sense on paper, but will it become reality?
Lamy and others question Colts owner Jim Irsay’s motives here and whether Taylor really was there. Irsay is a complicated owner so anything can happen here, but if Lammey’s report is correct, the Broncos appear to be in a strong role to bring back Jonathan Taylor.
KOA’s Benjamin Albright hears different from Lamy and tweeted tonight that the Broncos have no interest in paying the draft pick price or salary cost for Jonathan Taylor.
As with the hiring of Sean Payton, free agency, and trade rumors surrounding the receivers, we’ve got various reports out there. So, as with everything, all we can do is wait and see for the next report.