T.Y. Hilton returning to Colts on one-year deal

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Receiver T.Y. Hilton spent a week on the free agent market, shopping for a new home. Hilton, though, is ending up back where he started.

The Colts are signing Hilton to a one-year deal worth $10 million with $8 million guaranteed, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Hilton, 31, tweeted shortly after news broke of his return: “One thing i kno about this city. Is that they love me. And i love them. I listen to all the songs. I read all the tweets. I will cherish this forever. It’s only right i finish what i started. #TYISHOME”

It was the first time for Hilton to hit the open market in his career.

In 15 games in 2020, Hilton caught 56 passes for 762 yards and five touchdowns. He has five 1,000-yard seasons on his résumé — the last of which was in 2018 when he caught 76 passes for 1,270 yards with six scores.

Hilton is third on the franchise list in receiving yards with 9,360, behind Marvin Harrison (14,580) and Reggie Wayne (14,345).

The Colts drafted Hilton in the third round in 2012.

10 responses to “T.Y. Hilton returning to Colts on one-year deal

  1. Mr. Wentz has to like this one. He’ll need all the help he can get, although he won’t have to run for his life next year with Indy’s stout O-Line like he did in Philly.

  2. Guy was a stud for a while but mostly disappeared the last two seasons. If he can get back to original form he could have a big year with Wentz.

  3. No one else wanted him, so Indy overpays and rents him because no free agent wants to go to Indy anyway.

    Guy has been cooked for 2 years and was never that good anyway. Arrington used to take him out in every game back in the day.

  4. I’ve said it for years, T.Y. Hilton on any other team but Indianapolis is probably a #3 option. His numbers in Indy were inflated because there was literally no one else to throw to and not because of his actual skill (he’s not a scrub but he’s far from an all-star). If you go back to the last time Indy did have a true #1 receiver (Reggie Wayne) Hilton was non existent on the stat sheets.

    Just like Ju-Ju the only team that is willing to pay anywhere near what he thinks he’s worth is the team responsible for making him think that way and that’s because he was a big fish in a small pond.

    Also luckily for him Chris Ballard is not very good at his job and has whiffed hard with every receiver he’s attempted to draft or sign in free agency the last four years so he will have a spot for as long as he wants it.

  5. It’s great to see TY–a total class guy–finish what he started in Indy. Hopefully, he’s got several more good years in him. And to the folks saying he was never very good, that’s absurd. They guy routinely has insane tiptoe sideline catches that will blow your mind.

  6. touchback6 says:
    March 24, 2021 at 8:39 pm
    No one else wanted him, so Indy overpays and rents him because no free agent wants to go to Indy anyway.

    Guy has been cooked for 2 years and was never that good anyway. Arrington used to take him out in every game back in the day.

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  7. I’ve said it for years, T.Y. Hilton on any other team but Indianapolis is probably a #3 option. His numbers in Indy were inflated because there was literally no one else to throw to and not because of his actual skill (he’s not a scrub but he’s far from an all-star). If you go back to the last time Indy did have a true #1 receiver (Reggie Wayne) Hilton was non existent on the stat sheets.

    Just like Ju-Ju the only team that is willing to pay anywhere near what he thinks he’s worth is the team responsible for making him think that way and that’s because he was a big fish in a small pond.

    Also luckily for him Chris Ballard is not very good at his job and has whiffed hard with every receiver he’s attempted to draft or sign in free agency the last four years so he will have a spot for as long as he wants it.

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    Baltimore offered JuJu $9MM and he took $1MM less to stay in Pittsburgh. Your argument doesn’t hold water.
    Ballard paying TY $10MM and guaranteeing $8MM is not paying attention to the marketplace at all. TY is 31 and JuJu is 24. JuJu caught 40 more balls last year. Indy seems like a lonely echo chamber.

  8. Baltimore offered JuJu $9MM and he took $1MM less to stay in Pittsburgh. Your argument doesn’t hold water.
    Ballard paying TY $10MM and guaranteeing $8MM is not paying attention to the marketplace at all. TY is 31 and JuJu is 24. JuJu caught 40 more balls last year. Indy seems like a lonely echo chamber.

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    Baltimore started a bidding war with a division rival to force them to overpay to keep a player that otherwise no one wanted. The contract that they offered was incentive heavy. Pittsburgh had to guarantee JuJu’s money to take that “pay cut”. Ravens were playing Chess while the Steelers were playing Checkers. They took advantage of a team that’s been bleeding talent for years to make desperate contract offers.

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