Jonathan Taylor is taking a stand against Colts with his latest social media activity

As Jonathan Taylor’s contract negotiation with the Indianapolis Colts starts to get messy, the running back is using his social media to make a statement.

Dec 17, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28)
Dec 17, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

In 2023, everything plays out on social media. Usually, when conflicts make it that far, things are pretty bad. Unfortunately, it seems that Jonathan Taylor and the Indianapolis Colts are at that stage, as he looks for a contract extension with the team.

On Wednesday evening, Colts team owner Jim Irsay and Taylor’s agent Malki Kawa made headlines with a brief exchange of words. However, Taylor has also silently used his social media account to take a stand against Indianapolis as well, as the two sides seem to be on different pages about a contract extension.

Taylor took the commonly used approach of today’s athletes when they’re at odds with their franchise: remove the team from their social media profile. Just recently, Taylor’s profile image on Twitter was a picture of him in his Colts uniform running out of the tunnel at Lucas Oil Stadium. Now, Taylor’s profile pic is just a picture of him on vacation. There’s also no mention of the Colts in his bio, but that may not be new.

In addition to the image change, Taylor recently liked a reply from a fan that insinuated Taylor only showed up to training camp so he wouldn’t be fined. He has since unliked the tweet, but, of course, the internet lives forever.

Jonathan Taylor is using Twitter to voice his contract demands

Taylor’s Twitter likes weren’t the only likes that fans noticed. After his agent, Malki Kawa, responded to Jim Irsay, fans noticed that Kawa liked some much more concerning replies. From replies that said JT was gone, to replies that demanded he be paid, and even replies that hoped for a trade to the Miami Dolphins, Kawa liked it all.

Now, this is just Twitter. Even though it’s a big part of modern life, it’s just social media, and not everything is to be taken seriously. Taylor hasn’t requested a trade, and not long ago, he expressed that he hopes to retire with the Colts. He just wants the franchise to see his value. This could all just be apart of some messy negotiations.

Hopefully, everything will work out, Taylor will get a contract that he deserves from Indianapolis, and he’ll continue to dominate the NFL as a member of the Colts for many more years.