June 25, 2024

Colts RB Depth Chart: Jonathan Taylor Finishes 2023 Stronger Than Ever

The Indianapolis Colts had some turmoil at the running back position heading into last year’s training camp. Now with superstar Jonathan Taylor locked in long-term, the Colts can finally focus on the bright future ahead with him next to Anthony Richardson.

Jonathan Taylor injury update: Colts RB to have thumb surgery, hopes to  return in 2-3 weeks - DraftKings Network

The 2023 season was a bit of a mixed bag for the Colts’ running backs. Taylor missed the first chunk of the season due to an injury/contract negotiations and didn’t see the field until week seven. He missed even more time down the stretch due to a thumb injury, which limited him to a total of just seven starts on the year (10 games appeared in).

The injury front is a bit concerning but Taylor did end the year on a high note. The Colts locked in the superstar to a three year extension, and he closed out the year with his best performance since his dominant 2021 campaign. He ran the ball 30 times for 188 yards and a touchdown in the Colts’ narrow week 18 loss to the Houston Texans. If he can ride that high into next season, it could spell trouble for the rest of the AFC.

Veteran Zack Moss carried the load in Taylor’s absence last season, and he started the year on a blistering pace. He ranked top five in the league in rushing yards for the first half of the year before tailing off once Taylor returned. Still, Moss ran for a career-high 794 yards and five touchdowns for the Colts in 2023.

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