After Pro Bowler Jonathan Taylor underwent thumb surgery that will sideline for several weeks, the Indianapolis Colts will once again lean on third-year back Zack Moss to lead their running game. And it appears that Moss is ready to step up.
Moss started the first five games of the 2023 campaign for the Colts while Taylor was holding out due to a contract dispute. He did a great job during that time, having two games with 122+ rushing and scoring three touchdowns.
Taylor returned to action in early October and assumed his starting place in Week 7 against the Cleveland Browns, with Moss being demoted to a complementary role.
“I’ve already kind of done it before,” Moss said about being the Colts’ main running back once again. “Now’s the time to do it again. That’s why you prepare every day — you never know what’s going to happen in this league.”
Despite seeing his number of touches diminished in recent weeks, Zack Moss is still enjoying a career-best year. He already has career highs in carries (141), rushing yards (672) and touchdowns (5).
The Colts will hope that Moss can replicate his form from the start of the season, especially considering they are in the midst of an unexpected playoff hunt. Indianapolis is currently second in the AFC South with a 6-5 record.