Things got pretty ugly between star running back Jonathan Taylor and the Indianapolis Colts recently when contract talks didn’t go as planned, and the All-Pro back asked the team to trade him as he believed they’d never see eye-to-eye on a new deal.
Team owner Jim Irsay was furious about Taylor demanding to be traded after contract talks fell apart and made it clear that the Colts had no intention of trading arguably their best player.
Interestingly enough, even after such an adamant statement by the longtime owner, the Colts recently permitted Taylor to seek a trade, with all signs pointing to a deal getting done with the Miami Dolphins, who desperately wanted to bring him in to upgrade their run game.
The Colts gave Taylor and his representation a deadline of August 29 to get a deal done, but despite things seemingly heading in the right direction, Indianapolis and Miami were unable to come to terms on a deal, leaving Taylor’s future up in the air.
Taylor will remain in Indianapolis for the time being while also being placed on the PUP list, which means he’ll miss at least the first four games of the 2023 NFL season, via PFF.
The Colts won’t be trading Jonathan Taylor today per @AdamSchefter.
He’s currently on the PUP list, meaning he’ll miss at least the first four games. pic.twitter.com/2FjxmyMykl
— PFF (@PFF) August 29, 2023
This is not the way the Colts, Dolphins, or Taylor saw things going, as many anticipated him to be a member of the Miami franchise by the end of the day on Tuesday.
Only time will tell how things will pan out for Taylor, as it is unclear if a trade could still be on the horizon or if he’ll continue his career in Indianapolis.NEXT: Analyst Suggests 1 AFC Contender Should Trade For Jonathan Taylor