Sorry Derrick Henry, but Jonathan Taylor is now the NFL's best running back.
After a relatively slow start to his sophomore season, the Indianapolis Colts star has found his footing in recent weeks and become one of the league's unstoppable forces.
The 22-year-old had a strong rookie season—he amassed 1,169 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground plus 36 catches for 299 yards and a score—but he's enjoying a true breakout campaign in 2021.
Taylor now leads the league in rushing yards and touchdowns on the season. He's racked up an incredible 1,122 yards and 13 scores on only 193 carries while adding an additional 322 yards and two scores on 32 receptions.
With Henry sidelined indefinitely with a foot injury, Taylor stands unequaled atop the league's running back hierarchy. He's the only back to have over 1,000 yards on the ground going into Week 12, and he passed both Henry and James Conner for the league's lead in rushing touchdowns with his eruption against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
While Henry could return in early January, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini, he isn't likely to reclaim his status as the league's top running back.
The 27-year-old has lost a lot of tread on his tires after seeing heavy usage for the last two-and-a-half seasons. The sixth-year veteran has exactly 900 carries since the 2019 campaign began and picked up another 55 touches on receptions in that span.