The Colts have a lot of questions coming into this season. But thankfully, one of them isn’t how Hilton and Luck will get their chemistry back because it never left.
Observing training camp yesterday, several things stood out to me. One of the underrated things I saw was the chemistry Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton still have. It looked like Luck has been throwing to Hilton since they were both in kindergarten.
Hilton had some great catches last night in several drills, and you can tell he is motivated. He wants to show everyone that last season was a fluke in terms of his numbers. Now that he has his starting quarterback back, he can go out and make big plays for the Colts.
This chemistry is going to be key for the Colts moving forward. Luck wasn’t taking as many reps as the other quarterbacks in certain drills. This is clearly to just make sure they don’t overwork him. But knowing that he can still find Hilton whenever he wants is a big crutch this team can lean on.
Hilton needs to produce for this team to be any good. The Colts don’t have a solid number two or three wide receiver. That means Hilton is going to have to be consistent in his numbers so that the other wide receivers are able to get more looks and produce as well.
Hilton looked good no matter who was throwing him the ball. He looks like he is primed for a big season. And as always, he was gracious with the fans and interacted with them while he was on the field.
The Colts need to keep getting Luck work with other receivers to build his chemistry with them as well. But him and Hilton look primed to have that connection all season long.