Jonathan Taylor’s contract drama resolved as Colts eyes sole division leadership

The running back position in the NFL is said to be the most underrated job in spite of their contribution to the game. Hence many famous running backs flocked together in a virtual meeting to voice their frustrations. Amid these heated arguments, the Indianapolis Colts set a remark by giving their veteran receiver Jonathan Taylor a hefty deal.

During the whole offseason, Taylor himself was a hot topic for an ugly contract dispute. Hence, this contract will surely work as a relief for their receiver room and offensive lineup.

Taylor secures $42 million contract extension with Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts have reportedly signed Jonathan Taylor to a three-year contract extension worth $42 million, with $26.5 million guaranteed. Prior to this legendary contract, Taylor had been on his rookie deal with the Colts since 2020

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Following the deal signing, the receiver expressed his gratitude to his team management and hinted at a fresh and a strong start soon. He missed the team’s first four games due to an ankle injury, after starting the season on the PUP list

They surprised their receiver with a sizable deal after removing him from the PUP list and clarifying his status for their upcoming game. The Indianapolis Colts recognize Taylor’s significance to their offense, as he has been a playmaker since his rookie season, rushing for at least 40 yards in nine games out of 43. Therefore, the deal secures another long-term relationship between the Colts and their receiver

Colts’ road victories and overtime drama set stage for Titans clash

In their next battle, the Indianapolis Colts are scheduled to face the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Most interestingly, both the teams are 2-2 so far after Week 4 of the season.

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However, the Colts suffered a dreadful loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars to open the season. They started out all four games as underdogs but won two of their road matches.

Although it appears that Taylor will be available for their upcoming matchup with the Titans, the Colts will be without linebackers Shaquille Leonard, Kwity Paye and Bernhard Raimann. As a result, many analysts believe the Titans will prevail in the Colts vs. Titans matchup. Besides, the Titans have a 3-2 record in their last five meetings with Indianapolis.

Indy will have a difficult time tackling the Titan’s superpower and scoring because the Titan defense has some strong defensive linemen. The Colts have prepared their response on defense, as evidenced by their run defense being among the best in the NFL through the first two games of the season.

All of the AFC South teams, however, are currently tied at 2-2, with the Indianapolis Colts squad now in first place and looking to maintain their lone division leadership while the Colts are attempting to overtake the Colts and overtake them.

Which team do you think will be able to do so?

Shabiha Akter

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Shabiha, once a casual observer, has morphed into a die-hard NFL fan. She carefully dissects every play, trade, and strategy. Whether it's breaking down game highlights or predicting playoff outcomes, Shabiha is your go-to source for all things NFL.


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