Miami Dolphins rookie running back De’Von Achane ended the rumors of Jonathan Taylor getting traded to the Miami Dolphins after his masterful performance in Week 3. De’Von Achane rushed for 203 yards on 18 carries and two rushing touchdowns. Achane also had four receptions for 30 yards and two receiving touchdowns in Miami’s 70-20 blowout win against the Denver Broncos.
The rookie running back got playing time because of Jeff Wilson’s injury
De’Von Achane was granted playing time because of the injury to Jeff Wilson. The Miami Dolphins placed Jeff Wilson on the injured reserve because he was dealing with an injury to his midsection and had a finger issue. Jeff Wilson will likely come off the injured reserve after Week 4.
It will be interesting to see how the Miami Dolphins will manage playing Raheem Mostert, De’Von Achane, and Jeff Wilson at running back. Teams generally struggle with dividing playing time equally among three players at running back. Adding Jonathan Taylor won’t help the situation either.
Jonathan Taylor demands a trade from the Indianapolis Colts
Superstar running back Jonathan Taylor demanded a trade from the Indianapolis Colts because he wanted to be among the highest-paid running backs in the NFL. Jim Irsay expressed zero interest in giving him a contract extension. Jonathan Taylor met with Jim Irsay during training camp and demanded a trade.
The Indianapolis Colts placed the superstar running back on the PUP list because he failed his physical. He is recovering from an ankle injury that required surgery after the 2022 season. Jonathan will miss at least the first four games of the season.
Jonathan Taylor has been great in his first three seasons.
Jonathan Taylor was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2nd round-41st overall in the 2020 NFL draft. He rushed for 1,169 yards on 232 carries and 11 rushing touchdowns and caught 36 passes for 299 yards and one receiving touchdown his rookie season. Jonathan was ranked sixth in the Offensive Rookie of the Year vote.
He led the league in attempts, yards, touchdowns, and yards from scrimmage his second season. Jonathan had 1,811 rushing yards on 332 carries for 18 rushing touchdowns and caught 40 passes for 360 yards and two receiving touchdowns, totaling 2,171 yards from scrimmage and 20 touchdowns. He was selected to his first pro-bowl, was named to the All-Pro team, and was second in offensive player of the year.
He would injure his ankle and miss six games in his third season. Taylor had 861 rushing yards on 192 carries and four rushing touchdowns and caught 28 passes for 143 yards. He would undergo ankle surgery after the regular season.
Jonathan Taylor is in the last year of his 4-year, $7,829,150 rookie contract with Indianapolis. He can either work things out with Indianapolis and finish the season without an extension, sign an extension with Indianapolis, continue to hold out or get traded during the trade deadline.
An update on Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor has one week left to go on the PUP list. Indianapolis can activate him after Week 4’s game. It hasn’t been determined whether he will play for Indianapolis or get traded. Miami likely isn’t interested in Jonathan Taylor anymore. De’Von Achane put those rumors to bed.
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