Frank Reich: Jonathan Taylor prepared for the beginning role

The Colts spent the offseason discussing Marlon Mack and second-round pick Jonathan Taylor being 1A and 1B on their running back depth chart, however now they’re down to only one of them.

Mack tore his Achilles during Sunday’s misfortune to the Jaguars, which leaves Taylor set to take sole possession of that spot.

“Jonathan’s ready. He’ll step up and do a good job,” Colts head coach Frank Reich said on Monday, via George Bremer of the Anderson Herald Bulletin.

Taylor ran nine times for 22 yards and got six passes for 67 yards on Sunday. Nyheim Hines surged seven times for 28 yards, gotten eight passes for 45 yards and scored a touchdown every way. Jordan Wilkins is additionally close by as the Colts push ahead without Mack.

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