The Indianapolis Colts are in the middle of what is arguably the biggest offseason in the last decade.
They’re in line to acquire a possible franchise quarterback. However, their superstar running back is due for a new contract sooner, rather than later.
Jonathan Taylor comments on his contract situation with the Colts. From the sounds of it, he’s in no rush to sign a new deal.
According to Kevin Patra, Taylor is going against the grain and claims he is willing to play without a new contract signed. Here’s what he had to say about it.
“It wouldn’t be a distraction to me. I’m under contract here for four years, I put the pen to the paper, so that’s where I’m at right now. I have an obligation to them, and an obligation to me, but things will happen naturally.”
So, it sounds like the Colts don’t really have to worry about extending Jonathan Taylor for the time being. That’s great news for the organization, as they can just focus on building the roster around their eventual rookie quarterback.
Even so, Indianapolis certainly could opt to extend Taylor soon.
However, “If Taylor and the Colts can’t come to a long-term solution, he’d be a prime candidate to be tagged next offseason. Indy could use the tag again in 2025, essentially giving the team leverage for the next three seasons,” per Kevin Patra.
In the end, the Colts hold all of the leverage when it comes to contract negotiations with Jonathan Taylor.
But luckily for them, he’s more concerned about playing than he is securing the bag.