June 15, 2024

Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Taylor gets high praise from NFL analyst

The Indianapolis Colts haven’t been shy about their excitement to get a fully healthy Jonathan Taylor back on the field.

The combination of Taylor working with dual-threat quarterback Anthony Richardson should result in some elite production from the run game, and it’s partly why the former got such high praise in Pro Football Focus’ running back rankings.

In ranking the NFL’s starting running backs, Thomas Valentine put Taylor back into the elite tier of running backs while dishing out some high praise.

Taylor was ranked third among NFL running backs behind only Christian McCaffrey and Derrick Henry.

It has been a rough two seasons since Taylor lead the NFL with 1,811 rushing yards in 2021. He dealt with injuries and an incredibly poor offense in 2022. Then, there was the contract drama going into 2023 followed by a thumb injury that forced him to miss a few games in the second half of the season.

But Taylor is back now and working with Richardson should open up plenty of lanes behind an offensive line that bounced back in a major way during the 2023 season.

It wouldn’t be a shock at all if he was back in the competition for the NFL’s rushing title.

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