“Today is deadline day for Colts running back Jonathan Taylor to find a trade partner,” Dianna Russini wrote. “While there are interested teams, I’m told by a league source as of right now the Colts have not been presented with a significant offer.
“There’s still time.”
Taylor, 24, was selected with the No. 41 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and has played three seasons in the NFL, all as a member of the Colts franchise. He is fresh off a rock-solid 2022 season, as he ran for 861 yards and four touchdowns in 11 games played (all starts).
The 5-foot-10 running back’s contributions didn’t translate to a whole lot of wins, however, as the Colts finished the 2022 regular season with a subpar 4-12-1 record, the second-worst record in the AFC South division, ahead of only the Houston Texans.
For as productive as Taylor’s 2022 season was, it paled in comparison to his 2021 season, the best of his pro career by a wide margin. The 24-year-old put up monster numbers during the 2021 regular season.
Taylor started all 17 games for the Colts during the 2021 regular season and led the league in rushing yards (1,811), rushing touchdowns (18) and rushing yards per contest (106.5).
These numbers were good enough for the running back to finish second in the 2021 NFL AP Offensive Player of the Year voting. Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp finished in first place with 35 votes, but Taylor received more votes than star quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, who finished in third and fourth place, respectively.
Considering Tuesday is the last day the Colts are giving Taylor to find a trade partner, the Dolphins should call Indianapolis about the running back as soon as possible.
After all, Taylor is one of the best running backs in the league, and considering he’s only 24 years old, he likely still has his best years ahead of him. Here’s to hoping that Taylor will be a member of the Dolphins by the end of the day on Tuesday.