Thursday, April 18, 2024

Jonathan Taylor trade falls sadly flat for Colts

The Jonathan Taylor saga looks set to continue after the Colts failed to find a suitor at the level they were looking for, and placed their best player on the PUP list to start the season meaning he will miss at least the first four games of the season.

The Colts had been in negotiations with the Dolphins and Packers for the last few days, with multiple offers reportedly being put back and forth. However, the Colts were unwilling to budge from their high asking price, which according to some sources were as high as Jaylen Waddle plus picks.


Part of the problem with the way the Colts have handled the issue is that Jonathan Taylor’s value has now dropped even further. The moment it was clear he was disgruntled his value lowered, and now that he is out for a quarter of the season there’s no chance the Colts will get a first-round valuation for the pro-bowl RB.

Having gone through this whole display, the Colts have actually managed to reduce the value of Taylor even further. The chances of Taylor ever signing an extension now seems to have left the building, and the rest of the teams in the NFL know that.

Remember, JonathanTaylor is a two-time 1,000-yard rusher and has 33 touchdowns in his 3-year NFL career. But the NFL does not overly value running-backs coming to the end of their rookie deals, and especially one who has missed some time with injury.

Colts GM Chris Ballard addressed the media after Indianapolis placed Taylor on the PUP-list to start the season. “The situation sucks. I’m not going to sit here and give you some rosy picture like everything is OK. No, it sucks. It sucks for the Colts, it sucks for Jonathan Taylor and it sucks for our fans. It does. It’s where we’re at and we’ve got to work through it, and we’re going to do everything we can to work through it.”

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