1.) By no means had a again ache.
2.) By no means reported again ache.
Undecided who “sources” are, however discover new ones
— Jonathan Taylor (@JayT23) July 31, 2023
This dramatic saga seems to solely be persevering with, because the contentious relationship between the disgruntled star working again and the Colts is seemingly solely getting worse by the hour.
There was an earlier report on Sunday night that the Colts have been contemplating putting Taylor on the Non-Soccer Damage Listing due to a again damage he allegedly suffered when figuring out earlier this offseason.
Truthfully, I’m unsure what occurred between the top of the common season and now, apart from Taylor switching his illustration (*and having ankle surgical procedure), but it surely doesn’t essentially seem he’s getting sound skilled recommendation proper now from his trusted camp:
RB Jonathan Taylor must tread frivolously with a possible holdout. Not solely will he be fined $40,000 per day missed by the #Colts, however he additionally dangers shedding an accrued season for 2023, which might render him a restricted free agent subsequent March, as an alternative of an unrestricted participant.
— Spotrac (@spotrac) July 30, 2023
I’ve requested just a few GMs about Jonathan Taylor’s commerce worth, and it sounds minimal for a lot of causes: Most notably, it’s a one-year rental. As one GM famous, subsequent 12 months’s RB market goes to be saturated. No group is prone to do a long-term deal now when RB worth may hold dropping.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) July 30, 2023
With Taylor being underneath contract, the Colts have all of the leverage right here, and it doesn’t seem as if one other working again needy suitor is prepared to commerce for Taylor and quit the required draft compensation and the profitable multi-year contract extension he’s in search of at the moment—particularly at his reported unreasonable requested price-point.
Regardless of Taylor and his camp’s latest excessive public displeasure over his contract state of affairs, the result will very a lot doubtless stay the identical regardless, so the one factor Taylor is hurting proper now could be his personal league picture and recognition amongst Colts followers.