The Indianapolis Colts will have a lot of decisions to make this offseason but some players they must breakup with.
Every year, coaches and general managers review their team’s roster in order to build a masterpiece of a competitive force. They go through extensive decisions on who to keep, who to let go, and who to look at bringing in to join the squad.
While some of those potential free agents make a lot of sense to bring back and be a part of the team, some absolutely do not. Those players from Indy’s offense will be covered here, and some may come as a surprise.
Colts must move on from WR T.Y. Hilton
‘21 Season Stats: 23 Receptions, 331 receiving yards, 3 TDs, through 10 games
Statistically, 2021 was the worst performance of Hilton’s career and it’s time to let The Ghost rest.
Once upon a time, T.Y. was a solid deep threat option early into his career. Some of those flashes came back to life this past season, but what we actually received from him on the field (when he was on the field) was total disappointment from what was expected.
A serious neck injury, followed by surgery, caused the wide receiver to miss multiple games at the start of the 2021 season. A quad injury kept T.Y. off the field in Week 7, and a concussion kept him away in Week 9. The string of injuries is already concerning as is, that neck injury could be the deciding factor in his decision.
If The Ghost decides to move on from playing football, this works out perfectly for Indianapolis, who desperately needs a solid receiver for the offense opposite of rising star Michael Pittman Jr.
Whether that be signing a new free agent or capitalizing on a young playmaker in the 2022 draft, it’s a more reliable option than holding onto a veteran well past his playing prime.