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Jonathan Taylor Contract Exposes RBs’ Franchise Tag, Labor Struggles

Oct 9, 2023

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor landed a three-year, $42.5 million extension, with $26.5 million guaranteed, on Saturday after a lengthy contract dispute.

The dispute highlights the challenging situation NFL running backs face under the collective bargaining agreement and sparks questions about the role of labor law.

Taylor, 24, has been one of the league’s most dominant running backs since the Colts drafted him in the second round of the 2020 NFL draft. The former Wisconsin Badger led the NFL in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in 2021. He is the youngest player in NFL history with at least 2,000 yards from scrimmage and 20 total touchdowns in a single season and has averaged 5.1 yards per carry.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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