2. No trade value
The running back position is in an awkward position t the moment. We have a few runningbacks looking for a big payday. , like Tony Pollard, Josh Jacobs, Saquan Barkley, and free agent Dalvin Cook. Saquon opted to take $4 million to stay with his team with no real promise of a contract. Meanwhile, Dalvin Cook is searching for a new team with rumors pitting him in the AFC East, particularly the Dolphins or Jets. Taylor’s recent demand for a trade added his name to a list of guys that aren’t happy with their current situation. There’s nothing he can do about it.
After leading the league in every major rushing category in 2021. Taylor put the Colts on his back with 332 carries, 1,811 yards, 18 touchdowns, 5.5 yards per carry, and 106 yards per game. Unfortunately, he followed up with a disappointing 2022 season where he averaged just 78 yards per game, and his yards per carry suffered (4.5). He also suffered an ankle injury that kept him sidelined for 6/17 games.
Teams will use his down season as a way to lowball the Colts. They won’t get any more than a Day 2 pick for a guy who is a one-year rental and coming off an injury. Need proof? Look no further than the Giants, who shut down the Miami Dolphins’ trade request for Saquon Barkley. Dalvin Cook couldn’t find a trade partner — neither could Austin Ekler. Taylor is stuck for at least one more season.