Colts WR T.Y. Hilton already seeing Philip Rivers’ leadership qualities
Earlier this offseason, the Indianapolis Colts decided to sign Philip Rivers in hopes he could bring some stability at quarterback. Just a couple of months after signing with the Colts, T.Y. Hilton is already seeing Rivers’ leadership qualities.
“I mean he’s already taken control of meetings. So he’s asking questions, knowing the terminology,” Hilton said this week, via Kevin Hickey of the ColtsWire. “He’s been in this offense – just some things we’ve changed up with different names. So he’s just getting those things down and once he gets those down, he’ll be ready to go.”
This past season, the Colts were inclined to start Jacoby Brissett due to the sudden retirement of Andrew Luck. After a fast start in 2019, Brissett began to falter toward the end of the season after suffering a knee injury.
While Brissett did a decent job filling the starting job, Indianapolis set their sights on adding Rivers. Of course, prior to joining the Colts, Rivers has previous experience with Frank Reich and Nick Sirianni. Therefore, the longtime NFL quarterback already has a decent grasp on Indianapolis’ offense.
As Hilton pointed out, Rivers just has to learn the new innuendoes that Reich uses with the Colts. Once he’s able to learn the ins-and-outs of Indianapolis’ offense, he’ll be ready to begin running the offense.
Hilton has played with a wise quarterback like Luck, so he understands what it takes for a quarterback to grasp the Colts’ offense. Nevertheless, Hilton is impressed with how Rivers has worked tirelessly to learn the offense thoroughly.