Jonathon Taylor’s Rookie Season


Garrett Harker, Sports Editor

The Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathon Taylor is among a few rookies that are being considered for the NFL Rookie of the Year award thanks to his surge at the end of the season. In the last seven games of the season Taylor really asserted himself in the league and made a name for himself.


Taylor took over the running back job after Marlon Mack’s season ending Achilles injury and it took him awhile to get comfortable. Although it was a tough start for Jonathon Taylor the more the Colts fed him the ball the more confident he was.


“Jonathon Taylor definitely showed that he belongs in this league and the spotlight with the way he finished the last half of the season. He showed a lot of growth from the beginning of the season to the playoffs,” said junior Max Williams


The Colts running back ended his rookie campaign with 232 carries for 1,169 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns. Not only did he impact the running game he grabbed 36 passes for 299 receiving yards. Taylor capped his rookie season off with a record breaking 253 rushing yards in a single game breaking the Colts single-game franchise record.


“It was easy for us Colts’ fans to take him in because of how well he was doing in the last half of the season when we needed it most. Our offense was struggling and he was able to give us life towards the end of the season,” said senior Leo Santiago


Jonathon Taylor made a very strong argument for the NFL Rookie of the Year award and to play a significant role for the Indianapolis Colts in the future.