Jonathan Taylor reaches impressive career milestone in under 50 games with Colts

Jonathan Taylor is back to his dominating ways, running the ball for the Indianapolis Colts and he has reached an impressive milestone.
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After ramping Jonathan Taylor up for a few games, the Indianapolis Colts rusher is officially back to elite form. He proved that to the NFL in Week 7, and continued to make it clear in Week 8 against the New Orleans Saints. Taylor immediately took control of the game, rushing for 66 yards on his first four carries. Taylor finished the game with 95 rushing yards on 12 carries and head coach Shane Steichen got heat for not giving Taylor the ball enough.

There are a ton of more carries in Taylor’s future, but on Sunday, he reached a career milestone in the first quarter of the game. Taylor surpassed 4,000 career rushing yards, reaching the mark in just his 47th career game.

Jonathan Taylor reaches 4000 career rushing yards

Taylor has been a dominant running back since he entered the league. As a rookie, Taylor played in 15 games, recording 1,169 rushing yards. In year two, he established himself as one of the best backs in the league, leading the NFL with 1,811 rushing yards. Year three was Taylor’s down year as he dealt with injury, however, he still picked up 861 rushing yards in 11 games.

Now, in year four, after missing the first four games of the season, Taylor has added 207 yards in four games played this season. In his career, he has a total of 4,048 yards on 800 carries, averaging an impressive 5.06 yards a carry. Taylor has also contributed as a receiver out of the backfield, catching 114 passes in his career for 911 yards.

Jonathan Taylor is only in his fourth season and isn’t even 25 years old yet. With the contract extension that he signed earlier this season, he should dominate in Indianapolis for years to come, racking up many more career milestones.