Indianapolis Colts wide receiver TY Hilton agreed to a one-year contract to stay with the team through the 2021 season, but it appears he had another suitor willing to pay him more than Indy.
The Colts gave Hilton a one-year deal worth $ 10 million with $ 8 million guaranteed. It’s unclear how much more the other team paid, or who that other team is, but Hilton decided to keep the only team he’s played for despite having less money.
They told me there was another suitor offering TY Hilton MORE money, but he walked away to stay in Indy. That team was NOT the Chiefs, according to the source.
– Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) March 24, 2021
With a new quarterback in Carson Wentz, the Colts hope Hilton can provide some kind of safety blanket for the 28-year-old. Hilton still has the ability to be a strong WR2 on offense, even if his game has changed slightly from being a deep threat.
With Hilton and Michael Pittman Jr. leading the way in the wide receiver room, the Colts have a solid group of receivers to help Wentz settle down. That said, they are likely to add another young wide receiver to the draft.
Hilton is just 640 receiving yards out of his career 10,000 receiving yards. He would be the 50th wide receiver to reach that mark and the third wide receiver in Colts history to do so.
It’s unclear what awaits Hilton after the 2021 season, but the Phantom will return for at least one more ride at the horseshoe.