No Trade For Jonathan Taylor — Colts Star Stays on PUP List Amid Training Camp Drama
Article Update: JT is Staying in Indy
Happy Jonathan Taylor Tuesday, indeed! But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows for the Indianapolis Colts’ star running back. In a surprising turn of events, Taylor has been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list as he reported to training camp with an existing injury. What’s the kicker, you ask? Well, due to the nature of his arrival—showing up injured—Taylor won’t be cashing in those game checks for the time being. It’s a financial fumble that’s sure to add another layer of complexity to the Colts’ already intricate offensive scheme. So, while Taylor may be staying in Indy, he’s temporarily sidelined, both physically and financially.
The Clock is Ticking
As the NFL world turns its eyes to Tuesday, August 29th, Jonathan Taylor finds himself in a unique situation. The Indianapolis Colts have given him until today to find a trade partner, setting the bar high with a first-round pick or equivalent as the asking price. ESPN’s Adam Schefter suggests that the Colts’ price tag might be a bit steep, but hey, we’re talking about a player of Taylor’s caliber here.
The Miami Connection
Now, let’s add a twist to this already intriguing saga. Rumors are swirling that the Miami Dolphins have cut Myles Gaskin, opening up a potential spot for Taylor. Could the stars be aligning for a blockbuster trade to South Beach?
Schefter points out that any team willing to trade for Taylor must not only meet the Colts’ high asking price but also offer Taylor a new contract. It’s a tall order, but not impossible. And with the Dolphins suddenly in need of a running back, could they be the team to make this double commitment?
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The Insider Debate
While Schefter leaves room for a last-minute deal, Ian Rapoport, another NFL insider, seemed more optimistic about a trade happening. The landscape is ever-changing, and what seemed unlikely hours ago could very well become a reality.
The Contract Question
If no trade occurs, what’s next for Taylor? He’s on the last year of his rookie contract, set to make $4.3 million. Other stars like Josh Jacobs and Saquon Barkley have secured deals with their respective teams. Could the Colts and Taylor mend fences and agree on an extension?
The Final Countdown
As the deadline looms, the stakes are high, and the possibilities are endless. Will Taylor stay or will he go? And if he goes, could Miami be his next NFL home? One thing is certain: this Tuesday is anything but ordinary in the world of NFL trades.
So, buckle up, folks. It’s going to be a wild ride today.
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