In the offseason of the running back, Taylor stepped into the spotlight early in training camp with a contract dispute that led to some awkward communication with Colts owner Jim Irsay, most notably a X (formerly known as Twitter) back-and-forth between Irsay and Taylor’s agent that highlighted or low-lighted the role of the running back.
That made an already uncomfortable situation even more uglier leading to the Colts allowing Taylor to seek out a trade, preferably by Aug. 29 when players on the active/physically unable to perform list must be activated or placed on reserve-PUP. The latter would make Taylor unavailable for at least the first four weeks of the regular season.
NFL rumors: The clock is ticking on a Jonathan Taylor trade
Although that wouldn’t be the worst-case scenario for the star running back, the clock is ticking on a trade and there are teams picking up that phone. However, the Colts reportedly seeking out a first-round pick could drive some of those suitors away. But, for teams right there on the brink of Super Bowl contention, a package of picks could land the 2021 NFL rushing leader.
When looking around the NFL at teams who would instantly benefit from a Jonathan Taylor trade, there is one obvious team that comes to mind and two others who would be intriguing trade destinations for the disgruntled star.
A change of scenery, a chance to win, an opportunity to prove his value, here are the three most alluring fits for the Colts running back.