Jonathan Taylor agrees to new contract with Colts, per report
Jonathan Taylor has agreed to a new contract with the Indianapolis Colts, per a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Taylor, who has missed the first 5 games of the season while looking for an agreement with the Colts, has agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract extension, including $26.5M guaranteed. The contract makes him one of the highest-paid running backs in the NFL and clears him to make his season debut against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
Taylor’s contract is the long-term deal worth $10 million or more per year for a running back since Nick Chubb’s 2021 contract.
Now in his 4th season in the NFL, Taylor has emerged as one of the league’s best, recording 1,169 yards and 11 touchdowns last season and 1,811 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2021.
The Colts are hoping getting Taylor back can spark something for them as they take on the rival Titans on Sunday. The Colts have had a 2-2 start to the season, and getting Taylor on the field will be huge moving forward.