In order to get the deal for running back Jonathan Taylor done, the new team had to placate both the Colts and the player. The two teams that were pursuing Taylor more aggressively were reportedly willing to make him happy.
CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson reported that both the Dolphins and Packers were “willing to offer… Taylor held that Placing him among the highest-paid contestants In the NFL entering this season.
There is only one highest-paid running back. Christian McCaffrey makes $16 million per year. As we previously explained, the 49ers are looking at it at $12 million per year, because that’s the average deal value they inherited after trading for the former Panther.
Technically, Saints running back Alvin Kamara makes $15 million per year. But his deal includes a false final year of $25 million in cash, bringing the package to that number. His contract was actually worth $12.5 million per year.
Giants running back Derrick Henry also makes $12.5 million annually. Browns running back Nick Chubb is up for $12.2 million annually.
So what exactly were the Packers willing to pay? What specifically were the Dolphins willing to pay? What specifically did Taylor want? We don’t know that. We also do not know the structure of the proposed deals; It can include either or both a Fugazi Last year, like Kamara’s, brought the number up.
On the one hand, it doesn’t matter because the Colts didn’t get the offer they liked. On the other hand, this is important because the Colts may ultimately decide to take what they can get and move on.
Here’s the bottom line. If the Colts don’t think he’s good enough to deserve a new contract, why do they think he’s good enough to deserve a big return in a trade?
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