The Colts also initially asked for Packers second-year wide receiver Christian Watson during the Jonathan Taylor trade talks, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
When Indianapolis and Green Bay had initial discussions about a potential Jonathan Taylor trade, the Colts asked the Packers for second-year WR Christian Watson, per league sources.https://t.co/i9i4vseHpq
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 10, 2023
The saga surrounding the future of Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor has taken another turn.
According to reports from NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Taylor is now healthy enough to pass a physical, once he does, it will reignite trade talks that had previously stalled.
The Green Bay Packers had previously shown strong interest in acquiring Taylor, offering two mid-round draft picks in exchange. However, with the regular season underway, those discussions have come to a halt.
The Miami Dolphins have emerged as a potential landing spot for Taylor. The Dolphins engaged in extensive talks with Colts General Manager Chris Ballard earlier in the year, exploring various trade possibilities.
Despite no imminent deal materializing, the door remains open for further negotiations between Miami and Indianapolis.
Colts fans may also hold a glimmer of hope for Taylor’s return to Indianapolis. While a return to the Colts would likely require a contract extension, something the team has not yet been willing to offer, the possibility remains “slim” but viable.
Taylor’s placement on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list earlier this year stemmed from his recovery from an ankle injury that required offseason surgery.
Now, as Taylor’s health rebounds, a resolution to this summer-long drama is expected within the next four weeks.