PFF names an NFC contender as a potential TY Hilton landing spot
By Brad Marr
With Indianapolis Colts legendary wide receiver TY Hilton still available, PFF thinks he would be a good fit for a historical NFC team.
T.Y. Hilton spent the last decade slotting himself as one of the all-time great wide receivers for the Indianapolis Colts. Now, he’s currently a free agent for the second year in a row.
In 10 seasons with the Colts, the Ghost has racked up 631 receptions, 9,691 yards, and 53 touchdowns in Blue. Just 300 yards short of being the third Colts receiver to eclipse the 10,000-yard mark.
This offseason Hilton has been outspoken about contemplating retirement. However, as of recently, he has said he wants to return to football. Last offseason, it was nearly the last minute when Indy decided to bring T.Y. back on a one-year, $7 million deal.
However, Hilton battled injury in 2021, including a neck injury that delayed the start of his season by five games. He did make it back just in time to blaze the Texans again, but then a returning hamstring injury pestered the once deep threat wideout later in the season.
Although the door may be closing on another Indy reunion, PFF
believes The Green Bay Packers should sign TY before training camp begins. Hilton would join forces with another great No. 12 in Aaron Rodgers and the historically great Green Bay Packers, who seem to be favorites as contenders year in and year out.
Packers named as a destination for TY Hilton
It makes sense, T.Y. would be free from the lingering QB carousel that seems to have haunted the Ghost the previous six years as a Colt. Rodgers would provide the consistency once provided by former Colts QB Andrew Luck through TY’s glory years.
Surely, he wouldn’t want his last NFL game to be remembered as a disappointing embarrassment to the divisional foe Jacksonville Jaguars. If the Colts choose not to bring T.Y. back for at least one more year, the Packers seem to be a prime candidate to give him the opportunity to compete for a Super Bowl.
Of course, the fans in blue would hate to see T.Y on another team, but it may be beneficial to have a fresh start in a receiving room as a leader and the primary pass catcher for a future Hall of Fame quarterback.