Legendary NFL Running Back Hypes Up Colts Rookie Jonathan Taylor

One NFL legend heaped some real praise onto Colts' rookie Jonathan Taylor.
One NFL legend heaped some real praise onto Colts' rookie Jonathan Taylor. / Alika Jenner/Getty Images

Indianapolis Colts fans are understandably excited about their second-round pick, Jonathan Taylor. He ran for at least 1,975 yards in each of his three seasons at Wisconsin, amassing 6,581 yards from scrimmage and 55 total touchdowns during his collegiate career.

Now set to do damage behind one of the NFL's best offensive lines, Taylor could be primed for a huge rookie campaign. And it seems that NFL legend LaDainian Tomlinson shares that sentiment, as he shared some exciting quotes on NFL Network.

I think it’s going to be Jonathan Taylor’s job, eventually... Early on, because of the pandemic situation, Marlon Mack may start the season. But it’s going to be Jonathan Taylor’s team eventually. This offense fits right in with what he’s done in college. Think about what Indy is going to do, Phillip Rivers is going to be under center. They’re going to run power football. Jonathan Taylor is the type of guy that can average 25, 30 carries a game. Marlon Mack will still be serviceable. At the end of the day, Jonathan Taylor is too special to be sitting on the bench.

LaDainian Tomlinson

Tomlinson's comments suggest that Taylor could be a serious factor in the offense right away. And he spent four seasons playing with Philip Rivers at the helm for the San Diego Chargers, he certainly knows what he's talking about.

Colts fans have a lot to be excited about right now, as the 2020 season is shaping up to be a good one for the franchise.

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