Marlon Mack‘s days in Indy are numbered, as the running back and the Colts mutually agreed to part ways earlier this week. That would normally lead to some awkwardness before a trade is consummated, but Mack said the organization has been more than happy to work with him.
“Just had an agreement with what’s best for me,’’ Mack said today (via Mike Chappell of Fox59.com). “They were just all with it. They supported me 100%. It’s a mutual agreement I would say.’’
While Mack is back to full health following last year’s Achilles tear, the running back finds himself behind Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines on the depth chart. While Mack would prefer a situation that offers him a chance to actually play, he said he’s still fully committed to helping the Colts until a deal is made.
“I’ve just got to continue working hard for this team and get a W,” Mack said. “I’m just being patient. That’s one thing I do well. Be a good human I would say overall. Just have good imaging around guys and don’t be negative.’’
The 2017 fourth-round pick had 2,184 yards from scrimmage and 18 touchdowns between the 2018 and 2019 season, but his 2020 season was basically wiped out thanks to injury. While the 25-year-old may be a veteran on the Colts depth chart, he still believes he has plenty left in the tank.
“I’m definitely young,” Mack said. “That’s the thing. In this business as a running back, they say I’m an old man already, but I’m only 25…That’s why it’s like, ‘Man, I’ve got to go out there and get it now.’ Next year teams may be like, ‘Yeah, I don’t want that old running back.’”
10 comments on “Colts RB Marlon Mack Discusses Potential Trade”
I don’t know why this feels like a Bill Belicheck pick up to me, but it does. I don’t even think they need him but I think his style would kill it in NE.
I would think a move to KC or LA wouldn’t hurt.
After watching tonight’s game it would be a good move for the pats to get Mack
Mack was a surprise breakout alright, but not being able to regain his starter’s job after a major injury will kill his trade value. Someone injury-depleted like Baltimore might offer up a 5th or a 6th, but would that be enough for the Colts?
Even if he could beat out Taylor, I’m pretty sure they’ve already decided which direction they are going. For the price of his contract they could keep him as insurance, but I think they are simply doing him a solid.
Well so much for all the talk by the Colts about a two headed monster at the running back position. It’s really an unworkable situation. Just look at the Browns where the pairing of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt has been an abject failure. I guess it was just too tough for Frank Reich to figure out. True, Nyheim Hines is still on the roster, but he doesn’t run much. But I guess with an offensive line that’s in shambles, if they can’t block for one back they can’t block for two. Given the horrid start to the season for the Colts, brought about in large part by injuries, Taylor will probably get hurt the game after they trade Mack leaving the team in a greater world of hurt. Again though, if the line can’t block, doesn’t matter who’s running the ball.
How is Chubb/Hunt a failure? They are a run first team, and both of them have been incredible the last few years. It also means if Chubb goes down, another excellent back is there to take his place. Hunt wasn’t expensive either, due to his off the field issues.
Chubb and Hunt have been great. Cleveland doesn’t even have to think about that position for a couple of years.
What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I’ve ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response was there anything that could even be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this comment thread is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
Even Thomas Hobbes would find that depressing.