From Atlanta to Indianapolis
It just makes sense to bring Julio Jones to Indianapolis. Even though Julio was not productive in Tennessee like they had hoped, he was very productive with Ryan in Atlanta.
He could end up being another Andre Johnson for the Colts, but what if he’s not? What if he comes in and is a veteran leader on the Colts offense that gets separation because of Michael Pittman Jr?
In Atlanta, Julio combined for 848 receptions, and 12,896 yards with 60 touchdowns. The 7-time Pro Bowler was also named a First-Team All-Pro in 2015 and 2016. Those years, Matt was in his best years as well.
The Colts are nowhere near where they need to be in the wide receiver room. In fact, they are hurting so bad that Parris Campbell is their WR2, and he’s hardly played because of injuries.
It would be worth Indy to bring him in for a two-year deal worth around $2 million per year to pair him up with his quarterback again.
Colts bring back TY
T.Y. Hilton still wants to play and he wants his shot at a Super Bowl, something he got close to with Andrew Luck. Since Luck, he hasn’t had a veteran quarterback that can make plays down the field consistently.
T.Y. has been hurt over the last two seasons and has missed some time, but both him and Ballard believe he is in great shape and has more to prove.
When the Colts traded for Ryan, T.Y. took to Twitter showing his approval for Indy’s new pickup. Could he come back for another year? That’s for Ballard to decide. Last year, Hilton almost signed with the Baltimore Ravens before Irsay struck a deal.
It would be smart for the Colts to bring back one of these two veterans, but hopefully not both.