3 / 3 The Indianapolis Colts have secured the future of their star running back, Jonathan Taylor, with a lucrative contract extension.
3 / 3 Taylor and the Colts have agreed to a three-year, $42 million extension that includes $26.5 million guaranteed, as reported by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
3 / 3 Taylor expressed his gratitude and excitement about the extension, thanking the Colts organization, his teammates, and the fans.
3 / 3 The running back stated his commitment to helping the team achieve the championship it deserves.
3 / 3 With this extension, Taylor will become the third highest-paid running back in the NFL in terms of per-year average earnings, earning $14 million annually.
3 / 3 He trails only 49ers' Christian McCaffrey ($16 million) and Saints' Alvin Kamara ($15 million) in this regard.
3 / 3 This contract extension marks the conclusion of a contentious storyline between Taylor and the Colts in 2023.
3 / 3 Taylor, who was in the final year of his rookie contract, had been seeking a new deal since the offseason, especially while recovering from ankle surgery.
3 / 3 The situation escalated when Taylor requested a trade from the team in late July due to the lack of a contract offer.
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