Is Jonathan Taylor An Early Candidate For NFL MVP? RB Puts Another Heroic Performance Against Bills

Published 11/22/2021, 2:08 PM EST
Dec 20, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) runs the ball in the second half against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports


AFC South based Indianapolis Colts have blown hot and cold so far this season. With 6 wins and 5 losses so far, they haven’t set the league on fire but one player in their team has for sure – Running Back Jonathan Taylor.

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The RB has been putting in tremendous performances week after week. His consistency and hunger have been infectious and his fans have been asking only one question – Is Jonathan Taylor An Early Candidate For NFL MVP?

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Jonathan Taylor has been simply amazing this season

Last night saw the Indianapolis Colts absolutely dismantle the Buffalo Bills 41-15. Destroying the AFC East heavyweights was made to look so easy because of the brilliance of Jonathan Taylor. The Running Back scored five Touchdowns against the Bills. Thanks to his performance, the RB set a new franchise record.

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While his stats are simply extraordinary for his franchise, he in fact the best amongst all the Running Backs in the NFL. The Colts player occupies the apex position in three key metrics that define a Running Back. Among all the RBs in NFL, he holds the first position in the a] most yards covered (1,122), b] rushing TDs (13), and c] runs of 10+ yards [30]. Statistically, one cannot deny that he is the best RB in the league. With stats and fans backing him up, he certainly looks like an early contender for NFL MVP.

Indianapolis Colts Running Back showers heaps of praise on offensive setup of the team

The entire NFL world’s attention is on Taylor right now and rightly so. Despite that, the humble RB pointed out that he performs well because the offensive setup in whole does well. It’s a team effort according to him.

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“The Colts’ offensive identity is all of us all together,” Taylor said. “Everything that you saw today was the culmination of the defense getting the ball back to us, creating turnovers, and then the offense being on one accord — being able to communicate no matter what front, what pressure they bring, being able to execute.”
Nov 4, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) runs for a touchdown in the second half against the New York Jets at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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