As trade talks ramp up revolving around the Indianapolis Colts star running back Jonathan Taylor, a number of teams are vying for the chance to land the 24-year old All-Pro.
The Colts want a deal done too, and done quickly, as they have imposed a Tuesday deadline for a Taylor trade to get done and it has lit a fire under the collective butts of every interested team.
The Miami Dolphins have already made an offer to the Colts for Taylor and are aggressively pursuing a franchise back to add to their offense. Miami has explore acquiring Dalvin Cook as well as Josh Jacobs, Saquon Barkley, and D’Andre Swift this offseason.
Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel spoke about the rumors on Thursday.
“I’ve said this before: I’m not going to speak about other players,” McDaniel said (h/t Pro Football Talk). “And how many times do I have to explain, Chris Grier’s job is to work. He works at it a lot and keeps me abreast when they’re real. Generally when things are real, I don’t have questions about them. There’s been kind of a consistent pattern where we’ve talked about all sorts of players.
“So reports, whatever, that’s kind of the — it seems like the noise that is around the business."
“I’m very much just concerned about all those guys and anything less — if I’m worried about whatever hasn’t come to my desk yet, I think that’s an opportunity cost that I’m not willing to pay for all those players that I’m excited to go coach today,” McDaniel said.
The Dolphins adding Taylor would vault them to legitimate Super Bowl contenders and make thier already potent offense more dangerous.
Additionally, with the injury history of Tua Tagovailoa a serious consideration, adding Taylor would help keep the offense going if Tua were to suffer another injury this season.
For now, the Dolphins are working on a deal to bring Taylor in, and while there will be stiff competition for his services, Miami is considered to be among the frontrunners.