At times, it sounded as if Marlon Mack was saying goodbye to the only NFL home he’s known.
The veteran and popular running back with the Indianapolis Colts was addressing the media Thursday afternoon, a few days after asking the team for a trade. It had become crystal clear to Mack that, barring an injury to Jonathan Taylor or Nyheim Hines, he was nothing more than a spare part in the running backs room.
Monday, less than 24 hours after being a healthy scratch in the loss to the Tennessee Titans, he approached general manager Chris Ballard about exploring trade options.
“Just had an agreement with what’s best for me,’’ Mack said. “They were just all with it. They supported me 100%. It’s a mutual agreement I would say.’’
It takes two to swing a trade, but there’s no lack of teams dealing with injuries and lack of top-end talent at running back.