Bleacher Report says TY Hilton should leave Colts and names his replacement

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - OCTOBER 17: T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - OCTOBER 17: T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

TY Hilton hasn’t returned to the Indianapolis Colts and Bleacher Report sees both parties going in different directions.

At this moment in the offseason, it’s unclear what the future looks like for TY Hilton. After 10 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, Hilton is currently a free agent.

Earlier in the offseason, he admitted that he was contemplating retirement. However, Hilton has since said that he wants to play and that he’s open to going anywhere.

This came as a surprise considering he’s played his entire career with the Colts. Indy’s general manager, Chris Ballard, still speaks highly of Hilton’s ability to play the game at a high level, however, Hilton hasn’t re-signed with Indy yet.

David Kenyon of Bleacher Report doesn’t think it’s likely that he will either. In a recent piece detailing the best fits for receivers that are still free agents, Kenyon argues that unless Indy really shows they want Hilton back, TY should join the Chicago Bears and help out the young Justin Fields.

Bleacher Report suggests TY Hilton join Bears over Colts

Chicago is in need of wide receivers, especially a veteran one. However, it seems unlikely that Hilton would go to the Bears.

If TY leaves Indy after all that he’s committed to the franchise, it will probably be to join a contending team. Sorry to Matt Eberflus but that probably won’t be the Bears next season.

The possibility of Hilton playing for a team other than the Colts is a very real one, but if he is going to leave Indy behind struggling at receiver, it probably has to be worth it for him financially and success-wise.

As for how Indianapolis will address its receiver room without bringing Hilton back, Kenyon also named a veteran replacement in the same article. That name is none other than Julio Jones.

Kenyon pointed out all the usual things about Jones coming to the Colts, from the Matt Ryan reunion to the injury concerns. Ultimately, it’s a move that a wide receiver-desperate team like Indy needs to make.

Jones may not be what he once was, and it’s unlikely that he gives Indianapolis a full season, but when he’s on the field, he can offer something that the Colts need. Especially if they don’t re-sign TY Hilton.

Signing Julio and drafting a receiver would give Indy a better receiving unit than they had last season and definitely a better group than the current roster.