Speaking about Taylor’s souring relationship with the Colts, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport stated he’d be stunned if the 2021 rushing champion played again for the team. Rapoport stated, “It’s hard for me to imagine he just comes back and everything is fine,” per Dov Kleiman.
Rapoport reported late last month that Taylor requested a trade from the AFC South club following a meeting with owner Jim Irsay. The 24-year-old star and Wisconsin product is entering the final season of his rookie contract.
On Monday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Colts gave Taylor the green light “to seek a trade.” His colleague, Stephen Holder, later reported that Indy wants a first-round pick or a “package of picks that equates to as much.”
It’s been a tough offseason for NFL running backs, to say the least. Saquon Barkley (New York Giants), Josh Jacobs (Las Vegas Raiders) and Tony Pollard (Dallas Cowboys) didn’t receive long-term extensions after their respective clubs used the franchise tag on them.
Dalvin Cook was released by the Minnesota Vikings back on June 9, and the four-time Pro Bowler only landed a deal with the New York Jets last week. Two-time rushing champion Ezekiel Elliott was on the the market for two months before finally signing with the New England Patriots last week.
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