The situation involving Jonathan Taylor and his relationship with the Indianapolis Colts is getting worse and worse.
A day after the running back requested a trade from the team amid a contract dispute, Stephen Holder of ESPN is reporting that the Indianapolis Colts are considering placing Jonathan Taylor on the non-football injury list (NFI) after Taylor suffered a back injury while working out on his own in Arizona and is also still rehabbing from ankle surgery he had in January.
Taylor is currently in the Physically Unable to Preform List (PUP).
Taylor is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is seeking a contract extension from the team that drafted him in the second round three years ago. In his first three seasons with the Colts, Taylor rushed for 3,841 yards and 33 touchdowns while also having 802 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Taylor is the second-fastest player in team history to rush for 3,000 yards (33 games), behind only Edgerrin James, who accomplished that in 30 games. Taylor’s 33 touchdowns are the second most by a Colts player after their first three seasons.
Following the report, Taylor took to Twitter to dispute the report, saying that he didn’t suffer a back injury:
Following Taylor’s trade request, Colts owner Jim Irsay told Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated that the team has no desire of trading Taylor:
Something’s gotta give..