Talk of a possible T.Y. Hilton trade intensifies

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Now that the Colts have fallen to 2-6 (and likely won’t be able to get up, at least for the rest of this year), it’s time to consider flipping current assets for future picks. And, as mentioned earlier today, receiver T.Y. Hilton remains a possible target for a trade.

Multiple sources have now told PFT that the Colts are willing to move Hilton. However, the Colts won’t want to simply give him away. Moreover, Hilton (we’re told) won’t be inclined to renegotiate a contract that pays him a salary of $8 million this year, $11 million next year, and $13 million in 2019. He also prefers to stay in Indy.

G.M. Chris Ballard didn’t draft or sign Hilton, and Ballard may believe that a healthy Andrew Luck will allow more mid-round draft picks to become future Hiltons. So they can sell Hilton to a contender with a need, they can stockpile picks for the ongoing effort to improve the roster, and they can save some money that otherwise would be paid to a player whose performance could be largely replicated by a young player on a wage-scale deal.

41 responses to “Talk of a possible T.Y. Hilton trade intensifies

  1. heeeeelzfan says:
    October 29, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Fire Pagano Now.
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    I think they should trade him to the Raiders. He’s not working out in indy, and the Raiders have a desperate need, since their “SB” team has not quite lived up to expectations under Del Rio.

  2. terripet says:
    October 29, 2017 at 6:29 pm
    Trade Davis. Gore. Hilton. Get a 6th for gore a 3 for Hilton and a 5th for Davis———————————————————————————————————This is not fantasy football.

  3. HeSaidSheSaid says:

    Hello NE!
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    Hogan goes down with a shoulder injury on top of rib injury from last week. We’ll know how severe the injury is if B.B. makes a run at Hilton. New England is running out of trade chips, though.

  4. Trade Hilton and Costanzo. Both players are overpaid. Costanzo is a decent player, but you want an elite player at left tackle. Hilton is not a good player at all. Football is a contact sport, and Hilton is afraid of contact. Belichick would cut him in two seconds. I have a feeling the Colts are going to making a lot of moves on several different fronts.

  5. It appears that Hogan was pretty badly injured today. Another New England Super Bowl ring is there for the taking but the injuries keep piling up and I’m sure that T.Y. would appreciate the opportunity to play for the classiest team in the NFL. Make it happen BB – he’s probably worth a 4th or 5th round pick.

  6. Not worth a trade unless you can get a great LT out of the deal. Team won’t be successful until there’s someone to block the big a** dudes running after your quarterback.

  7. HeSaidSheSaid says:
    October 29, 2017 at 6:21 pm
    Hello NE

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    NE isnt going to pay that price. Indy will want a lot plus that contract is an issue. NE still has Dorsett who has been learning the playbook and can start getting worked into more snaps. And actually isnt Fosters return starting to grow near?

  8. Atriots would be a dumb move. He’s redundant to Cooks. BB likes Hogan because of his physical size. He wouldn’t be happy getting another speedster.

    Bills or Bears would be the most likley benefactors. Titans a distant third.

  9. wib22 says:
    October 29, 2017 at 9:06 pm
    Who?

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    Bill Belicheat, the coach of the new england patriots*

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    No thats not who coaches the Pariots. You are confused.

  10. Bears desperately need a WR, and are well under the cap. His salary is less than what they would have paid Alshon. Depending on what they are asking, this seems like it would make sense.

  11. Cowboys need to jump all over this. Stacked offense but no deep threat. Ty is the deep threat that would allow Dez to become a possesion receiver. Good luxk stacking the bix with Ty going deep every play.

  12. Buffalo says no. A better, cheaper player can be had for the picks that will be given up to get him. I’d rather see them send a 7th to Detroit for Ebron, kid needs a change of scenery, and meshes better with what they do offensively. Hilton is no different than Matthews or Zay, who only get 2-3 targets a game as is.

  13. turtlehut says:
    October 29, 2017 at 6:40 pm
    I hear Trent Richardson had a 127 yard game this week.

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    Ahh, I see you forgot to convert from metric to ‘Murica.
    127 Canadian yards is 13 ‘Murica yards.

  14. When (if) Andrew Luck returns, he’s going to need targets to throw to; targets that he is familiar with, and who are familiar with him. Trading Hilton is an absolute idiot move.

    That bum Vontae Davis, however, should have been gone yesterday….and Pagano should be carrying his bags to the new team.

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