An NFC team that was rumored to be a potential landing spot for Indianapolis Colts’ running back Jonathan Taylor reportedly doesn’t plan to trade for him.
The Chicago Bears were among the teams widely mentioned as a front-runner for Taylor. But while speaking on ESPN 1000 in Chicago (via Daniel Greenberg), Schefter reported that the Bears will not trade for Taylor.
This isn’t all that surprising, because the Bears simply don’t have a need for Taylor. For starters, quarterback Justin Fields rushed for 1,143 yards and eight touchdown last season.
Chicago also has two potential 1,000-yard rushers in the backfield with Khalil Herbert (731 yards as David Montgomery’s understudy last year) and veteran D’Onta Foreman, who rushed for a career-high 914 yards with the Carolina Panthers last season.
Throw in the Colts’ reported high asking price for Taylor, and the Bears are simply wise to stay away from the 24-year-old Taylor.
In 2021, Taylor finished as the NFL’s leader in both rushing yards (1,811) and rushing touchdowns (18). Despite missing six games last year, the Wisconsin product finished with 861 yards rushing and four touchdowns to go along with 28 receptions for 143 yards
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