Jonathan Taylor’s situation with the Indianapolis Colts has been a bit strange.
They didn’t want to trade him, and they placed him on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, even knowing that he didn’t want to be there anymore.
But now that he’s back to full strength, it seems like he may have reconsidered his stance about leaving the team.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Taylor talked about how good it felt to be healthy and how much he was looking forward to getting back on the field, so it seems like he’s going to play, even if it’s for the Colts.
In his first public comments since June, Colts’ RB Jonathan Taylor told reporters: “It feels really good to be healthy. The main goal was to be healthy and play football.” Taylor is physically ready to play.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 5, 2023
It’s safe to say that the Colts have been fairly better than expected this season, with rookie QB Anthony Richardson looking like the real deal.
Richardson’s dual-threat skill set has kept defenders on their toes, making an impact right away.
He’s had to miss some time due to concussions, and he’ll have to learn how to take care of his body if he wants to have a long career in the league, but having Taylor by his side should do wonders for him in that regard.
With defenses also focused on the former leading rusher, Richardson should get plenty of space and time to operate and avoid big hits.
Of course, Taylor’s contract situation will continue to be a talking point, as the Colts weren’t willing to give him the kind of deal he was looking for.
But for now, it seems like all he wants is to get back on the field.NEXT: Colts HC Comments on Jonathan Taylor's Status For Week 5