Frank Reich: Jonathan Taylor ready for starting role

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The Colts spent the offseason talking about Marlon Mack and second-round pick Jonathan Taylor being 1A and 1B on their running back depth chart, but now they’re down to just one of them.

Mack tore his Achilles during Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars, which leaves Taylor set to take sole possession of that spot.

“Jonathan’s ready. He’ll step up and do a good job,” Colts head coach Frank Reich said on Monday, via George Bremer of the Anderson Herald Bulletin.

Taylor ran nine times for 22 yards and caught six passes for 67 yards on Sunday. Nyheim Hines rushed seven times for 28 yards, caught eight passes for 45 yards and scored a touchdown each way. Jordan Wilkins is also on hand as the Colts move forward without Mack.

7 responses to “Frank Reich: Jonathan Taylor ready for starting role

  1. Jonathan Taylor was one of the best running backs in college football history. He’s fast and powerful. He ran for 2,000 yards every year and catches the ball well. He was a second-round pick in an era in which star running backs are found on the third day of the draft. I think he’s going to be able to handle it.

  2. Reclaiming My Time says:
    September 14, 2020 at 5:09 pm
    Jonathan Taylor was one of the best running backs in college football history. He’s fast and powerful. He ran for 2,000 yards every year and catches the ball well. He was a second-round pick in an era in which star running backs are found on the third day of the draft. I think he’s going to be able to handle it.
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    YEA and so was Dayne and over a half a dozen other Wisconsin RBs(Bennett, Davis, Calhoun, Hill, Clay, Ball, White and Gordon) but about 20% make it as a #1 RB in the NFL, don’t know why but thats what the stats say, Taylor being a great RB in the NFL isn’t guaranteed no matter how great he was at Wisconsin! The Badgers seem to have a system where RBs thrive but once then hit the NFL most are average at best.

  3. Taylor was going to be #1 RB next season anyways.
    Mack is in a contract year, and Indy was probably going to let him walk.
    Worst possible time for Mack to get hurt, with free agency looming.

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