The Indianapolis Colts have had a very interesting start to the season when it comes to the running back position. Superstar running back Jonathan Taylor and the Colts have had a contract dispute, and he now remains on the PUP list causing him to miss the first four games of the season.
This means that the Colts will have to lean on their depth at the running back position to take on the bulk of the load that Taylor would usually handle. The room consists of Zack Moss, Deon Jackson, and Evan Hull, and one of them will look to emerge as the lead back for however long Taylor is out.
While Moss is listed as the starter, based on how these games go, either one of these players can get the bulk of the carries within those four weeks, and each running back has different skill sets that make them viable options in this Indianapolis offense.
This situation will be important when it comes to the development of quarterback Anthony Richardson as well, as he will have to work with this depth, and not have an elite ballcarrier like Taylor to lean on.
What makes this easier though, is that this running back room is built with Taylor in mind, so these players have similar skill sets and play styles to fit this scheme, they just do not have as much explosiveness as Taylor. But who will rise above the others and emerge as the clear best running back out of this group? Let’s take a look.