The Indianapolis Colts have had a tumultuous offseason.
When looking at their team, many people see rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson as the headline.
But, some of the luster has been taken away from their team due to the Jonathan Taylor situation.
The star running back demanded a trade from the team.
Yet, the Colts did not oblige to a deal and place him on the PUP list.
That means Taylor will be out for at least the first four weeks of the season.
Even when Taylor is eligible to return there is no guarantee he will do that.
NFL analyst Gregg Rosenthal thinks the Colts have no interest in trading Taylor.
He said this after reports surfaced that the Colts asked for wide receiver Jaylen Waddle in return from the Miami Dolphins.
Colts asking for Waddle makes me thinks the Colts had zero interest in moving Taylor and will pay him eventually once Irsay swallows his pride https://t.co/R2GOyLZdn0
— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) August 30, 2023
The Colts and owner Jim Irsay have shown no interest in paying Taylor what he desires.
That is a large part of the reason why he wants to get traded.
Depending on how they start this season without Taylor, they may have to cave to his contract demands.
NFL teams are starting to wise up to the fact that paying running backs is bad business.
Most running backs start to decline in their late 20s.
So after their rookie contract is up most teams are looking for a replacement.
But, Taylor has only played three NFL seasons and was named first-team All-Pro in year two.
He is an elite player and someone the Colts cannot afford to lose.
This upcoming season is a rebuilding year in Indianapolis.
So if they have no plans to sign Taylor they better find a trade partner.NEXT: Colts Reportedly Asked For Star WR In Potential Trade With Dolphins