They used to call Fred Taylor “fragile Freddy” back when he was a banged-up running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Taylor is still mad about that. But he’s more mad about a more serious situation.
Fred Taylor says it sure seems like the doctors he was referred to by the NFL over the years were something less than objective, downplaying some injuries and outright not telling him about others.
Taylor, 40, was the ninth overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. He rushed for 11,695 yards and 66 touchdowns in 13 seasons for the Jaguars and Patriots.
If what Taylor is saying is accurate, this is a huge problem for obvious reasons. It’s one thing to pressure a player to play hurt. It’s entirely another to get his doctors lie to him about his injuries.