We’re less than a week away from the official start of the 2023 NFL season. As for the Indianapolis Colts, they’re exactly one week away from taking the field for their first game of the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and no one has any clue who’s going to be starting at running back for the team…
According to reports, Deon Jackson is expected to get the first call in the Colts backfield next Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The team will obviously be without star rusher Jonathan Taylor, who was played on the PUP list after the Colts were unable to deal him by the cutdown day deadline.
Usually it would be Zack Moss’ turn to step in next, but he’s been dealing with a forearm injury, leaving the door open for someone else to step up. And it’s looking like that player will be Jackson, who was believed to be in a battle with rookie Evan Hull for the starting duties.
It’s expected that both Jackson and Hull will share the load while the team waits for the returns of Taylor and Moss. There’s also the chance that the Colts use this week to try and find a suitable running back option in free agency — perhaps someone like Kareem Hunt?
But until anything else materializes, it looks like it’s Deon Jackson’s job to lose in Indy.
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