TY Hilton spoke to Colts reporters on Monday at training camp.
Training camp is underway, baby! Indianapolis Colts fans are especially excited for the 2020 NFL season given all the talent they’re bringing back plus the additions of Philip Rivers and the promising rookie class.
One of the more exciting areas of the roster lies at the wide receiver position, but that will all hinge on TY Hilton‘s health and ability to establish a rapport with another new quarterback. There’s also the potential distraction of Hilton being in a contract year, which is huge considering he’s been battling injuries in recent seasons.
But if you ask the four-time Pro Bowler, that’s nothing to worry about.
"“I mean, it’s my last (year) on my contract, so, you know, it is what it is,” Hilton told reporters, via Colts.com. “So we’re going to concentrate on right now, and then at the end of the season, we’ll go from there. Right now I’m not thinking about it. I’m just thinking about this team and where we’re at right now, especially with me just trying to get better, get back out there with my teammates,” Hilton continued. “And just being around the guys, it’s just been a lot of fun.”“I honestly don’t know,” Hilton said of the two sides working out an extension. “It could be my last year, it could not be; we could get an extension, we could not. So, I mean, I’m just going out there and playing it out. If this is my last year in here I’ll give everything I got, no matter what. Even when I’m on the field, I don’t really concentrate on that. That’s between Chris (Ballard), Mr. (Jim) Irsay and my agent. So that’s up to them. My body of work speaks for itself, so you know, (the) ball’s in their court.”"
You can’t beat that response, especially when you have to consider the team drafting Michael Pittman Jr. to play on the outside as well as a possible breakout campaign from former Ohio State star Parris Campbell Jr. The Colts are clearly looking toward the future with their receiving corps, but Hilton remains top dog and he’s going to act/play like it.
Expect Hilton to be back on the field the moment the doctors allow him. He’ll be mentoring these young guys throughout training camp as he gets ready to tear it up in 2020 to earn a big contract either with the Colts or elsewhere.
One thing we do know is that we won’t have to deal with noise as it pertains to his standing with the team. He’s just going to play and let his production do the talking.