In a recent call with reporters, the wide receiver expressed interest in staying in Indianapolis for the duration of his career. It would be wise for the team to oblige him.
T.Y. Hilton has been one of the best receivers the Colts have had over the past 8 seasons. He has been their only consistent deep threat and one of the few guys who can be counted on to not drop the ball. He also is a fantastic teammate and a great guy in the locker room.
Hilton said in a call with reporters that he wants to stay in Indy for the rest of his career. He indicated that whatever the contract length that the Colts would give him would be the length of his playing days. Simply put, his next contract would be his last.
While Hilton did say it was a two-way street, he also indicated that the two sides were negotiating before the pandemic forced them to cease talks. It doesn’t seem like the Colts are against bringing him back but the price needs to be right to commit for a longer-term deal.
It would be very wise to bring Hilton back on a three or four-year deal. That would keep one of the most liked guys in the locker room with the team for a reasonable amount of time where he can still perform at a high level. He still has probably two or three more good years in him.
The receiver room needs to have some veteran presence in it. A room of just Michael Pittman Jr., Parris Campbell, Zach Pascal, Marcus Johnson, and company doesn’t exactly exude experience. Adding Hilton to that room gives them a lot more experience.
I would be surprised to see a deal not get done. Both of these two want to get a deal done. It makes sense for them to get a deal done that is mutually beneficial for both of them. Something like a 3-year/$30 million deal seems reasonable enough for both sides to be happy.