TY Hilton speaks out on his contract status with Colts
The Indianapolis Colts are hoping to spark a potential resurgence in the 2020 NFL season. It will also be a deciding year for them to secure wide receiver T.Y. Hilton for the long haul.
Hilton is entering the final year of his current deal. According to Zak Keefer of The Athletic, he would love nothing more than to remain in Indianapolis:
“I wanna be a Colt for life, but it takes two sides to get it done.”
Hilton added that the next deal will likely mark the end of his career:
“It’s up to Mr. Irsay and Chris. I wanna be here.”
Hilton’s comments indicate that while he would like to stay with the Colts, there will need to be a strong sense of mutual interest. It remains to be seen if they are willing to take on his price tag.
Hilton is coming off a disappointing 2019 campaign that saw him finish with a mere 45 receptions for 501 yards and five touchdowns. Of course, his struggles could be attributed to him dealing with lingering calf and quad injuries.
Although this will undoubtedly play a role in the Colts’ decision on a looming extension, Hilton’s track record should be more than enough to dispel any concern. Regardless, he will likely need to show that he is primed for a rebound season.
Indianapolis made headlined with the signing of former Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and it is safe to assume that Hilton will remain as the No. 1 option for him in the passing game.
The question remains on which player will emerge as a bonafide complementary option, with Parris Campbell and Michael Pittman Jr. being potential options.