NFL Rumors: Colts' Jonathan Taylor Requests Trade amid Contract Fight, Irsay Comments

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor has formally requested a trade following a meeting with owner Jim Irsay on his bus Saturday, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Taylor's agent, Malki Kawa, notably retweeted and seemingly confirmed Rapoport's report.

The relationship between the Taylor camp and Irsay and the Colts clearly soured

after the owner issued this tweet regarding running backs encountering significant trouble getting paid like their peers this season

Taylor previously told reporters this summer that he's seeking a contract extension and wanted to be a Colt for life. But now he's seeking a trade after just three seasons in town.

Star running backs have notably tried and failed to get suitable long-term contracts from their teams this offseason, including the Los Angeles Chargers' Austin Ekeler,

the New York Giants' Saquon Barkley, the Las Vegas Raiders' Josh Jacobs and the Dallas Cowboys' Tony Pollard.

Taylor is also on that list, and he was reportedly "visibly frustrated" during a meeting with other running backs about their current predicaments, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

As for Irsay, he previously told ESPN's Stephen Holder that his tweet wasn't directed at Taylor specifically:


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