The Indianapolis Colts had a disappointing draw in Week 1 and free agent receiver, TY Hilton, reacted with fans on social media.
At the conclusion of training camp, general manager Chris Ballard told the media that the Indianapolis Colts were happy with the group of receivers they had. Ballard’s purpose in saying that was to show that the team had no interest in bringing back TY Hilton at the moment.
Hilton, now 32 years old, is a free agent after playing his entire 10-year career with the Colts. He battled through injuries last season with Indy and that led to the worst production of his career. However, he and Ballard believe Hilton can still be productive in this league but Ballard decided to roll with his young and unproven group of receivers.
On Sunday, that group finally got the opportunity to prove themselves. In a game against the Houston Texans, a team that Hilton unofficially owns, the offense had a very inconsistent performance. With Michael Pittman Jr., Jonathan Taylor, and Nyheim Hines being productive, the rest of the weapons had an up-and-down game that left many fans concerned.
Turns out, Hilton may also be concerned. While the offense was struggling, fans and members of the media were pointing out how the Colts could benefit from having TY. Hilton didn’t tweet out a response but he did make sure to like a few of those tweets.
TY Hilton reacts to the Colts’ Week 1 game
Hilton liked two tweets that emphasized he was needed and another tweet that alluded to Ballard’s comments about liking the receivers Indy has. Now, this could just be Hilton causally liking tweets and interacting with fans, or, it could be a sign that Hilton is ready to suit up for Indy again but the franchise isn’t on the same page.
Whatever the case is, the Colts need to figure out a way to get consistent production from a group of receivers and not just one. If that means bringing back TY Hilton, so be it. It is still early, and these young guys can rebound and have a quality season but Indianapolis also can’t afford to waste a year waiting on that development.