Jonathan Taylor Is Putting Together One Of The Greatest Seasons For A Running Back In NFL History

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Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor is absolutely tearing apart the NFL this year.

Coming out of college, every expert and their mother had some dumb criticism of the former Wisconsin superstar. All we heard about was that he wasn’t fast enough, had too many reps in college and everything in-between before the Colts drafted him in the second round. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Well, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anyone silence their haters in more impressive fashion than Taylor has this season.

Through 14 games, he has 17 rushing touchdowns, 1,518 rushing yards, leads the league in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns and is fifth in yards per carry at 5.6.

The numbers are gaudy in a way that is almost hard to put into words, and to think he wasn’t fast enough to even play in the NFL!

It’s always fun to watch the “experts” get proven wrong and I can’t remember the last player who proved so many wrong.

Taylor isn’t just having a good season. He’s having an MVP-worthy and one of the best seasons in NFL history for a running back.

He’s averaging more than a touchdown a game! That is outrageous.

While it’s unlikely Taylor reaches LaDainian Tomlinson’s single season record of 28, there’s no doubt he’s having an absurd season.

If you took him off the Colts, I’m not sure they’d have more than two wins. With him, they’re 8-6 and very much in the playoff conversation.

As a Wisconsin man, it’s been incredible watching him ball out this season, and I can’t wait to see what he does next!