Jonathan Taylor: Indianapolis Colts’ MVP Candidate Finds Himself in Rarified Air After Win Over New England Patriots
Jonathan Taylor has been incredible for the Indianapolis Colts this season. Not only is he one of the best running backs in the league, but he’s arguably one of the best overall players in the league.
Having now scored a rushing touchdown in 11-straight contests, Taylor finds himself not just the toast of the NFL in 2021, but also in some rarified historical air.
Jonathan Taylor was elite for Indianapolis Colts against New England
Taylor is undoubtedly an MVP candidate and if you doubt that, watch the Colts’ 27-17 win over the New England Patriots from Saturday.
The numbers alone speak for themselves. He rushed the football 29 times and came away with 170 dynamic yards and a touchdown. What the numbers don’t tell you is just how impressive his touchdown run was, though, and how much it meant to Indianapolis in the waning moments of the game.
The Colts were up just 20-17 after New England scored a touchdown to pull within three with 2:21 to go. They got the ball back on their own 31-yard line. The Pats did have a timeout and two-minute warning at their disposal, but they burnt the timeout on Indy’s first play setting the Colts up with a 2nd-and-8 from the 33. Bill Belichick, of course, played the timeout game perfectly and had an opportunity to force a third-down run and get the ball back down just three after the two-minute timeout, but he never got the chance.
Indianapolis handed Taylor the football, and he lowered his shoulder, “got skinny” through the gap, exploded into the defensive backfield, and took it to the house for a 67-yard touchdown run with 2:01 left to act as the dagger in New England’s back.
According to Next Gen Stats, Taylor got up to 22.13 miles per hour on the run, the fastest speed a ball carrier has reached in 2021.
It took him 10-seconds to go 67 yards.
Taylor finds himself amongst historic company
Every Heisman or MVP season has a “moment,” and that rush against New England very well could have been Taylor’s. It also put him into some rarefied air amongst some of the very best to rush the football in NFL history.
His touchdown against the Patriots marked the 11th-straight game that has seen him notch a touchdown run, tying him with Emmitt Smith and Priest Holmes on a very exclusive list. Taylor is quickly approaching John Riggins, who scored a rushing touchdown in 12 consecutive games in 1983, and LaDainian Tomlinson, who accomplished the same feat in 2004.
That’s impressive enough but consider the fact that Taylor has 17 touchdown runs in this 11 games stretch. That includes eight 100-plus yard performances, four multi-touchdown games, and a win over the Bills that saw him rush for 185 yards and four touchdowns while also snagging a touchdown through the air.
He’s been incredible.
Can Taylor win the NFL’s MVP award?
Taylor is, without a doubt, in the MVP conversation, but just how realistic would it be for him to win it?
Quarterbacks primarily win because even though it’s supposed to go to the most valuable player in the league, it ends up largely being a stat-based award.
The last running back to actually win the MVP was Adrian Peterson in 2012. That season saw him rush 348 times for 2,097 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. He averaged an incredible 131.1 rushing yards per game. Taylor hasn’t yet reached AP levels of superstardom, but he’s just as crucial to his team’s success as Peterson was to the Vikings that season. Taylor has now rushed 270 times for 1,518 yards and 17 touchdowns. He’s averaged 108.4 yards per game.
Taylor will have to contend with Tom Brady (4,134 yards, 36 touchdowns, 10 interceptions) and Aaron Rodgers (3,219 yards, 27 touchdowns, four interceptions, three rushing touchdowns) at the top of the MVP rankings. Still, he’s without a doubt worthy enough to be mentioned among two players who have six MVP awards between them.
“What he’s doing now in the NFL, there’s absolutely no question that he’s the MVP,” Colts linebacker Darius Leonard said after the win over the Patriots.
Taylor may not win the MVP, but he’s certainly deserving.
Stats courtesy of ESPN and Pro Football Reference. Contract information via Spotrac.
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Title: Jonathan Taylor: Indianapolis Colts’ MVP Candidate Finds Himself in Rarified Air After Win Over New England Patriots
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Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’ – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Here is everything you need to know about the single hardest puncher in boxing and the former world heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder. This includes his net worth, career earnings and endorsement deals.
Deontay Wilder Net Worth
Deontay Wilder has been a professional boxer since his debut back in November 2008. He has been boxing consistently for over 15 years straight now in the pro ranks, earning more and more money as his career has progressed up to world level.
The 1985-born boxing superstar is one of the most fearsome punchers the sport of boxing has ever seen. Deontay Wilder’s boxing record consists of 43 wins – 42 of which have come via knockout. The only man to go the distance with ‘The Bronze Bomber’ was Bermane Stiverne, who Wilder then knocked out in a round in their rematch.
As of December 2023, it is reported that Deontay Wilder’s net worth is somewhere in the region of $30 million (source: Celebrity Net Worth).
Of course, given the fact the Alabama man is supremely wealthy, he likes his fair share of luxury items too. Wilder has acquired real estate, expensive jewelry, flashy cars and various other assets that have contributed to his riches.
Wilder reportedly has eight kids in total from various relationships, including one with his current girlfriend Telli Swift. Evidently a fair amount of Wilder’s earnings in the ring is used on providing for his big family and loved ones. Be sure to see Deontay Wilder’s net worth continue to grow for the remainder of his career, as long as that lasts.
Deontay Wilder Career Earnings
After 46 professional boxing fights, Deontay Wilder’s biggest fight purse is reported to have been around $28 million (source: Forbes). This was reportedly how much ‘The Bronze Bomber’ earned for his rematch bout with Tyson Fury back in February 2020.
Wilder went into the fight as the marginal favorite with the best offshore sportsbooks, given that he was still the reigning champion following his draw with Fury 14 months prior. Despite getting conclusively knocked out in Round 7 of the fight, this still remains the biggest purse of Wilder’s career to date.
Deontay Wilder has reportedly earned a total sum of around $95 million in his professional boxing career from his debut up to now. This is right up there with the likes of heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, and is more than the likes of Ryan Garcia, Gervonta Davis and Terence Crawford.
The 2008 Beijing Olympic Bronze Medallist has been earnings even figure purses ever since he became world heavyweight champion back in January 2015. Of his last 10 fights, just one has been less than seven figures (Washington – $900k). In fact, Wilder has earned around $80 million just from his last five fights.
See the full table below for a detailed breakdown of the purses Deontay Wilder has received for his last 10 fights. All in all, it is fair to say that the 38-year-old isn’t short of a dollar or two. His net worth, salary and fight purses will continue to rise as his career rolls on at world level.
Deontay Wilder Fight Purses (Last 10):
|Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius
|Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 3
|Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2
|Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz 2
|Deontay Wilder vs Dominic Breazeale
|Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury
|Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz
|Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne 2
|Deontay Wilder vs Gerald Washington
|Deontay Wilder vs Chris Arreola
Deontay Wilder purse info per Sports Payouts & Sporting News
Deontay Wilder Endorsements & Sponsorship
Although the vast majority of Deontay Wilder’s earnings comes from prize fighting, he also earns an extremely lucrative sum of money outside of the ring. These vast endorsement deals from outside of the ring are a big player in boosting Wilder’s net worth and salary.
The 1985-born boxing phenom’s biggest endorsement deal as of today is his partnership with Everlast. Wilder has shown great loyalty to Everlast for several years during his boxing career, and still sports their boxing gear to this day. He also regularly uses Everlast boxing gloves in the ring for his world title fights, as well as during training camps.
Some of Deontay Wilder’s other endorsements include his partnerships with PureKana CBD, Raising Cane’s and IHC Crypto. There is not much else known about Wilder’s endorsements and sponsors outside of his career as a boxer.
All in all, Deontay Wilder’s various sponsorships certainly help boost his net worth. Per Forbes, he reportedly earns an estimated $500,000 per annum through endorsements. Ultimately though it is punching people in the face for a living that pays ‘The Bronze Bomber’ the most money.
Be sure to claim the various sports betting apps bonuses and boxing free bets available on the SportsLens site ahead of Deontay Wilder’s next fight.
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Title: Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’
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Published Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2023 10:59:17 +0000
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