2017 Colts player review: Robert Turbin

The Indianapolis Colts were hoping to have some defined roles in their backfield, which included short-yardage running back Robert Turbin until he suffered a season-ending injury.

Turbin, who has been effective in his role as a short-yardage and goal-line back since arriving in 2016, was having another solid season before he suffered a dislocated elbow against the Tennessee Titans in Week 6.

Turbin’s role was limited as the Colts used him mostly for third-and-one situations but he performed admirably and was perfect in converting first downs in those situations.

After dislocating his elbow against the Titans, the 28-year-old was placed on injured reserve. He finished the season rushing 23 times for 53 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown.

Those numbers don’t jump off of the page but when considering his role, he was a solid asset to the offense and will likely continue to be as he still has one more season left on his contract.

The Colts signed Turbin to a two-year extension ahead of the 2017 season and should the front office feel he is still an asset, he will be a part of the plans in 2018.


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