And the ugly Jonathan Taylor-Colts saga continues...
Tuesday was the deadline for a trade that would move an unhappy Taylor out of Indianapolis. Instead, nothing happened. And the Colts are worse off for it.
After all the maneuvering and posturing and mean-mugging, Jonathan Taylor is still a Colt, and it feels like it’s the worst outcome possible after Tuesday’s deadline came and passed. Now the Colts get to keep an unhappy – OK, pissed off – player on the roster and in the locker room, his perpetual scowl adding a toxic element to a young team that is trying to start over with quarterback Anthony Richardson.
They get his toxicity, but not his production. He doesn’t want to be here and, it appears, the Colts, who didn’t even negotiate with Taylor and his agent, don’t want him here either – at least not at his asking price.
How does this help the Colts, who might be the worst team in the NFL not based in suburban Phoenix? They don’t get to hand the ball off to Taylor and they get nothing in return from a trade, setting up Oct. 31, the trade deadline, as the next inflection point in this mess.
Another two months of this nonsense? Make it stop. Make. It. Stop.