The running back market is in a peculiar state right now. The last two rushing leaders are trying to get new deals, and their teams will not hand them out. Josh Jacobs with the Raiders and Jonathan Taylor with the Colts. On Monday evening the Colts granted Jonathan Taylor’s camp permission to seek out a trade. Since then more reports have surfaced that the Colts are looking for a 1st round pick for Taylor. Which makes absolutely zero sense. How can you tell a guy through the media that he could leave the league tomorrow and nobody would care, but then say he’s worth a 1st round pick. The logic is simply not there. NFL teams will recognize that and I’m sure if Taylor does get dealt it won’t be for a 1st round pick. But there a definitely teams that should trade for Jonathan Taylor.
The Colts have botched the Jonathan Taylor situation every step of the way. And new they are going to pay the price by either trading away their best offensive weapon, seeing him walk out the door for nothing next year, or franchise tag him. We’ve seen the way the running back’s hate being franchise tagged this offseason. So if that is the end result, Colts fans can expect a summer of drama next season. Should the Colts move on from Jonathan Taylor there will be plenty of teams that kick the tires on the All-Pro back. He only carries a cap hit of $5.12 million this season, making him an option for a lot of teams. But what are the teams that should trade for Jonathan Taylor?