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Jonathan Taylor Contract & Salary Breakdown

Last Updated: October 9, 2023
One of football’s most potent offensive threats is ready for bigger and better things — check out the numbers behind the Colts’ Jonathan Taylor contract.

Despite a record-setting run at the University of Wisconsin, Jonathan Taylor was something less than a slam dunk NFL prospect, as not a single team was willing to take him with a first-round pick.

After going 41st overall to the Indianapolis Colts in 2020, he turned right around and ran for over 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns as a rookie. In year two, he led all of football with 332 carries, 1,811 yards, and 18 more scores. An ankle injury kept him from the same sort of gaudy season in 2022, but no matter how you look at the kid’s career, he had put in serious work for someone still awaiting his 25th birthday.

And by the time he hits that quarter-century mark, he may very well be playing for a new team — amid an ongoing row with Colts brass, up to and including owner Jim Irsay, Taylor asked for a trade. With just one year left on his contract, the team granted him permission to seek out a new home.

Fortunately for the Indy faithful, he finally came to terms on an extension during Week 5 of the 2023 season.

So, what does the updated new bottom line look like for the bruising back? Let’s take a closer look at the Indianapolis Colts’ Jonathan Taylor contract, as well as his career NFL earnings so far.

Jonathan Taylor Contract Details & Salary

All figures courtesy of Spotrac

Contract extension terms

Years: 3
Total value: $42,000,000
Average annual value: $14,000,000
Total guaranteed money: $26,500,000
Guaranteed at signing: $19,347,555

Previous contract terms

Years: 4
Total value: $7,829,150
Average annual value: $1,957,288
Total guaranteed money: $4,219,798

As of this writing, Taylor’s updated 2023 salary ranks No. 3 in the league among running backs for 2023. By total contract value, he’s No. 5 at the position.

This agreement surely took longer to come together than Colts fans would have liked, but all’s well that ends well.

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