NFL: Colts’ Taylor sets the record for the longest run in franchise history
- Jonathan Taylor made an 83-yard rush
- He gained 145 yards in total for 14 carries
- He had 327 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns in five games this season
The second-year running back put the Colts inside the opponent's 10-yard line with an 83-yard rush in the third quarter. Taylor scored on a 4-yard run to cap the drive.
Tom Matte (1964) and Donald Brown (1965) had the previous longest runs in Colts history, both of which were 80 yards (2011).
The Colts had 15 carries for 109 yards subsequently. During the drive, Taylor rushed for 88 yards on four carries.
Taylor continued his momentum for the rest of the game, scoring on an 11-yard run in the final minutes of a Colts rout. On 14 carries, he gained 145 yards.
In 2020, Taylor rushed for 1,169 yards and 11 touchdowns as a rookie. Through five games this season, he has 327 rushing yards and two touchdowns. In each season, he had one receiving touchdown.
The Indianapolis Colts chose Taylor with the 41st selection in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, after acquiring the pick in a deal with the Cleveland Browns.
He made his NFL debut against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1 of the 2020 season.
On November 28, 2020, the team placed him on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and he was activated on December 2.
Taylor had a career game in Week 17, gaining 253 yards and two touchdowns to overtake Edgerrin James for the Colts franchise record for a single game. He also reached 1,000 yards for the season.
He rushed 232 times for 1,169 yards, 11 touchdowns, and one fumble during the regular season.
In addition, he was third in the league in running yards, trailing only Dalvin Cook and Derrick Henry.
For his performances in December, Taylor was awarded the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month.