First - qualifying top-20 defenses as a murderer’s row is just a BIT hyperbolic. Let’s look at top-10. That should be relatively consistent if previous year performance matters as much as you imply.
So how many top-10 rush defenses from 2019 repeated the feat in 2020? 4
Hmm…ok, not a ton. But maybe the argument is that he can only get it done against bad defenses, right? Like bottom-10?
How many top-10 defenses from 2019 finished in the bottom-10 in 2020? 3
Even if you think Taylor completely blows, predicting strength of schedule from a defensive standpoint going into a season is kind of a waste of time for anyone who looks at it for more than five minutes.
Also, your argument against Taylor is essentially the same one that used to be made against Derrick Henry in 2018 when he was garbage for 3/4 of the season…except Henry caught half as many balls. Then he became a God.
Will never imply that Jonathan Taylor is Derrick Henry, but the whole “he can only smash on occasion against so-so defenses” is a tune that I’ve heard before.