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Jonathan Taylor has requested a trade from Colts

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor without a helmet

Nov 21, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) walks off the field following the game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Running back Jonathan Taylor has requested a trade from the Indianapolis Colts, the public learned on Saturday.

NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported on Saturday that Taylor formally requested a trade from the Colts after meeting with team owner Jim Irsay.

It was later revealed that Taylor had actually made his trade request a few days prior to Saturday’s meeting.

Irsay recently sparked controversy when the Colts owner tweeted out against running backs, who have been lobbying versus what they believe to be an unfair market for their services. Taylor’s agent responded to the tweet shortly after and deemed the relationship unsalvageable.

Irsay also confirmed that the Colts had not engaged Taylor’s camp in any extension talks. Irsay described the matter as a “timing” issue and said that Taylor would be paid “when the time comes.”

Taylor is in the final year of his 4-year, $7.8 million rookie contract. He was named first-team All-Pro back in 2021 after leading the NFL in rushing yards (1,811), rushing touchdowns (18), and total carries (332).

Taylor’s 2022 season was riddled with injuries after the Colts running back hurt his ankle in Week 4. He missed six games and was hampered by the lingering injury for the rest of the year. Taylor finished the campaign with 861 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns.

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