WESTFIELD, Ind.– Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor, that is looking for an agreement expansion that has actually not emerged, asked for a profession from the group previously today and also has actually been waiting for a choice, an NFL resource informed ESPN on Saturday.
Colts proprietor Jim Irsay, when asked later on Saturday concerning the profession demand, informed ESPN the group would certainly not trade Taylor.
“We will not trade Jonathan Taylor,” Irsay stated. “That is a certainty. Not now or not in October.”
The information of the profession demand, which was initially reported by NFL Network, begins the very same day Taylor and also Irsay held an hourlong conference on Irsay’s deluxe bus parked at the north end of the Colts’ method area throughout Saturday evening’s method. When both arised, Irsay decreased to expose the information of the discussion however informed press reporters that his position on an agreement expansion had actually not altered.
“We’re looking forward to a great season and hoping Jonathan is a big part of that,” Irsay stated. “We’re looking forward to hopefully having Jonathan there.”
He included, “It was a good conversation, and I’m hopeful as we go forward.”
Yet Irsay still firmly insisted an agreement expansion is not upcoming.
“At this point, that’s not something that we’re discussing right now,” Irsay stated. “This isn’t a comment that has to do with Jonathan Taylor’s situation. It’s what my responsibilities are. I’m responsible for everyone on the team and to look at the cap money that you have and to look at contracts as you go forward.”
Taylor is going into the last period of his four-year newbie agreement. He is arranged to gain $4.304 million this period, which places 18th amongst running back wages in 2023.
Mentioning Taylor previously today, Irsay informed ESPN, “When your time comes to get paid, then you get paid.”
Several resources have actually informed ESPN that Taylor is incredibly distressed with his circumstance and also there is unpredictability concerning whether fencings can be healed in between him and also the group. Points probably escalated when Irsay uploaded a tweet on Wednesday taking goal at adjustments to the pay framework recommended by several of the organization’s running backs. Irsay made clear to ESPN the complying with day that his remark was not guided at Taylor, that has actually likewise been singing concerning the legal state of running backs.
Last month, Taylor responded to the aggravating monetary advancements at the placement by claiming, “You see why guys request trades.”
Taylor continues to be on the literally not able to execute checklist after offseason ankle joint surgical treatment. He was a shock enhancement to the checklist when camp began, however a resource stated Taylor legally still requires time to recuperate which the dog choice is not associated with his legal circumstance.
Taylor, 24, has actually been the Colts’ most eruptive playmaker considering that the group composed him in the 2nd round in 2020 out of Wisconsin. He led the NFL with 1,811 backyards and also 18 goals in 2021. Considering that going into the organization in 2020, Taylor places in the leading 5 in contact (860 ), skirmish backyards per video game (107.9) and also skirmish goals (36 ), according to ESPN Statistics & & Details. The only gamer in Colts background with even more skirmish backyards and also skirmish goals with his initial 3 periods is Hall of Famer Edgerrin James.
“If I die tonight and Jonathan Taylor is out of the league, no one’s gonna miss us,” Irsay stated Saturday. “The league goes on. We know that. The National Football League rolls on. It doesn’t matter who comes and who goes, and it’s a privilege to be a part of it.”