Saturday, October 7, 2023

Colts, Jonathan Taylor agree to 3-year extension

Before the 2023 NFL season had started, it seemed just as likely that running back Jonathan Taylor would play for someone else as he would play for the Indianapolis Colts this season.

We now have clarity on Taylor's situation, however, as he and the Colts have agreed to a three-year extension worth $42 million including $26.5 million in guarantees, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

As Schefter notes, it's the first time that a running back has secured a long-term deal of more than $10 million per year since Nick Chubb did so in 2021.

Taylor missed the first four games while placed on the PUP list, and Zack Moss has been a productive fantasy running back — RB10, RB4 and RB21 (half-PPR scoring) — in his three games this season. That said, Taylor will obviously dominate backfield touches going forward.

The Colts face the Tennessee Titans in Week 5, and they have allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs this season.