This Jonathan Taylor stat is unbelievably impressive
Indianapolis Colts running back, Jonathan Taylor, continues to produce mind-boggling stats.
Jonathan Taylor has been having a special season this year for the Indianapolis Colts. Through 16 games, Taylor has rushed for 1,734 yards and 18 touchdowns. Taylor has also been productive in the receiving game, catching 37 passes for 342 yards and two additional touchdowns.
He has been the engine of the Colts offense and has frequently run the team to victory. In games that Taylor has rushed for over 100 yards, Indianapolis is 9-1.
Throughout the season, there have been several stats that show how special Taylor has been. Like how he had the same amount of touchdowns as two whole teams entering Week 14. This latest stat, however, may be the most impressive.
Taylor is the NFL’s leading rusher, comfortably, but he also has more yards after contact than any other running back has total rushing yards.
Jonathan Taylor continues to produce crazy stats
Taylor has 1,213 yards after contact, eight more yards than Joe Mixon has total. That’s a testament to how elite of a runner Taylor is, and also how great he’s been this season.
Through 16 games, Taylor tied an NFL record for most consecutive games with a rushing touchdown in a single season, scoring in 11-straight games.
Taylor has also set a new Colts record for rushing touchdowns in a season with 18, surpassing Lenny Moore’s mark of 16. This past Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders, Taylor put his name next to another franchise record, passing Edgerrin James’ 1,709 yards for the most rushing yards in a single season.
With the additional game, Taylor has a very slight chance of making the 2,000-yard club but it seems unlikely. He’s 266 yards away and while Indianapolis could probably give him the ball every play against the Jaguars, that doesn’t seem like that will be the plan.
Taylor and Indy are turning their attention to the postseason. The priority on Sunday should be getting a win and getting into the playoffs healthy so that Indianapolis can make a run.