In a bid to secure his long-term future with the Indianapolis Colts, star running back Jonathan Taylor has engaged in discussions regarding a potential contract extension.
As the final year of his rookie deal approaches, Taylor expressed his desire to reach an agreement before the upcoming season kicks off.
According to Stephen Holder of ESPN, Taylor voiced his hope that the Colts’ management would recognize his value and commit to a new contract. However, the running back also acknowledged the challenging market conditions for his position, which could potentially impact the negotiations.
Taylor said: “Hopefully they can see the value,”
Throughout his first three seasons in the NFL, Taylor has showcased his exceptional talent and versatility. He has accumulated an impressive 3,841 yards and found the end zone 33 times on the ground.
Additionally, he has proven to be a threat in the passing game, hauling in 104 receptions for 802 yards and three touchdowns.
Last year's leading rusher for a reason 😤 @JayT23
— NFL (@NFL) November 13, 2022
Despite his promising track record, Taylor’s performance in the 2022 season was marred by an ankle injury, which forced him to miss playing time. The Colts in general struggled as a team, which also contributed to the decline in Taylor’s overall production.
While Taylor continues to rehabilitate from offseason surgery to address his ankle injury, his return to full strength could bolster his chances of securing a lucrative contract extension with the Colts.
Should the parties fail to reach an agreement in the coming weeks, Taylor will undoubtedly strive to showcase his skills and prove his worth on the field during the upcoming season.