The Indianapolis Colts placed running back Jonathan Taylor on injured reserve to start the 2023 NFL season.
In doing so, he would be inactive for the first four weeks of the 2023 NFL season.
But with the Colts about to play their Week 4 game against the Los Angeles Rams, there have been questions about Taylor’s future in Indianapolis.
Will he remain with Indianapolis or be traded to another team?
While the answer remains uncertain, NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero gave an update on the situation.
“It does sound that Jonathan Taylor has made a lot of progress…He’s in that building, from what I’ve been told, every day. He’s going through his rehab. The Colts are able to watch him; they see a guy who continues to get better and better, and the Colts are still hoping that they can figure out a way for Jonathan Taylor to be back with that team,” Pelissero shared with Rich Eisen.
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) September 29, 2023
During the preseason, the Colts allowed Taylor’s camp to find a trade partner after contract extension talks have stalled.
But as Pelissero shared, Taylor has two options.
First, he forces a trade with another squad, especially those with a depleted backfield rotation.
Or second, play out the final year of his rookie scale contract with the Colts and hope for a better contract situation next year.
Some teams, like the Miami Dolphins and the Baltimore Ravens, have shown interest in trading for Taylor.
Baltimore needs some help after another season-ending injury to J.K. Dobbins.
Conversely, Miami might not need him after seeing how Raheem Mostert and De’Von Achane have been playing lately.NEXT: 7 NFL Teams Have Reportedly Shown Interest In Jonathan Taylor