Colts have one player on the NFL’s All-Under-25 Team

Nov 13, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) gains
Nov 13, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) gains / Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Ahead of the 2023 NFL season, one of the Indianapolis Colts young players was named to a team of the league’s best young stars.

In sports, there’s always an urge to focus on the youth, and the next best thing. That’s especially the case now since so many young players are coming into the NFL and immediately dominating. Some of the league’s best players are the young stars, and they’ll seemingly carry the NFL for the next decade.

Who are the best of the best, though? When thinking about all of the elite young players in the NFL, who are the top guys? Nick Shook answered that question in a recent article on the NFL’s official website, where Shook created an All-Under-25 Team. Similar to All-Pro and Pro Bowl teams, shook created a lineup of the best players under 25.

While the Indianapolis Colts have a few promising young players, only one Colt made the list. That was, of course, running back Jonathan Taylor. Taylor is only 24 years old, and he’s already one of the best running backs in the entire league.

Jonathan Taylor named to NFL’s All-Under-25 Team

Taylor was the team’s top running back, with Breece Hall being the other running back selected. Shook acknowledged that Taylor is coming off the worst season of his career, due to injuries and a struggling offense, but Shook made it clear that he wasn’t discouraged by the down year since Taylor already proved himself in his first two seasons in the league.

"Let’s not forget what he accomplished prior to last season. He’s rushed for 1,100-plus yards twice (including a league-leading 1,811 yards in 2021) and posted 29 rushing touchdowns over his first two seasons. A down year shouldn’t wipe all of that away."

Nick Shook

Even in Taylor’s down year, he rushed for 861 yards, 4.5 yards a carry, and four touchdowns, in just 11 games. When a season like that is viewed as a massive disappointment, it’s clear how great the standards are set for a player like Taylor.

Now, as the 2023 season approaches, Taylor focus is getting healthy so he can dominate this year, and also signing a contract extension so that he can be in Indianapolis for a long time.