Jonathan Taylor has chance to have an epic return for Colts on Sunday against Titans

The circumstances entering Week 5 are creating the perfect storm for Jonathan Taylor to have a legendary return to the Indianapolis Colts.
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Jonathan Taylor is officially back in practice with the Indianapolis Colts. After an offseason that contained an ankle surgery, as well as a contract dispute with the organization, and a trade request, Taylor returned to practice on Wednesday, going through the team’s walkthrough, and had a full practice on Thursday.

He also spoke with the media for the first time since June, but opted to dance around the questions about his dispute and future with the team. Taylor instead decided to talk about his health and how happy he is to get back to playing football. His first opportunity to do that will be on Sunday, when the Colts host the Tennessee Titans.

While it hasn’t been announced if Jonathan Taylor will play in the Week 5 game or not, him being activated for Sunday’s game could set him up for a legendary return to the field for the Colts.

Jonathan Taylor could have a legendary moment if he plays against Titans

Yes, there’s no telling if he’ll play, or how many snaps and carries he’ll get if he does play. But, let’s look at the circumstances for a second. It’s a home game for the Colts in Lucas Oil Stadium. The game is also against the rival Tennessee Titans, and with a win, the Colts will hold on to the top spot in the AFC South.

Imagine Jonathan Taylor taking the field for the first time since Week 15 of last season, and running all over a quality Titans defense, winning the game for the Colts in front of their home crowd. That would certainly be an epic welcome back moment— a moment that would surely patch up whatever cracks in Taylor’s relationship with the fans that manifested during everything that happened this offseason.

That would be a storybook return. Whether it actually happens or not remains to be seen. Taylor has another day of practice to get through before the team decides if he’ll be activated to the 53-man roster or not. Additionally, there’s the conversation of snaps and carries. Whatever happens, it’s great that Taylor is back with the Colts, and there’s a chance that everyone could witness a special moment on Sunday.