Nyheim Hines will excel with the Bills and it will be bittersweet for Colts fans to watch
The Indianapolis Colts traded Nyheim Hines to the Buffalo Bills and it’ll be tough for fans to watch Hines’ career blossom away from Indy.
As the NFL trade deadline approached, it became clear that the Indianapolis Colts were going to trade away the versatile and explosive Nyheim Hines. However, the warning didn’t make it any easier to accept once it actually happen. About a minute before the deadline, it was reported that Indianapolis was sending Hines to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for Zack Moss and a conditional sixth-round pick.
It’s since been reported that Hines actually asked out of Indy. He didn’t make a big fuss about it but he did go to the team to request a possible move. Who can blame Hines? For four and a half seasons with the Colts, he has repeatedly shown the type of explosive weapon he is but he remained underused by Indy, even after Frank Reich promised to the world that he would be more involved this season. He wasn’t, and Indianapolis has been going downhill, so it’s understandable if Hines was in search of a better opportunity.
He definitely found that better opportunity with the Buffalo Bills. Buffalo is arguably the best team in the NFL and they have an explosive offense that will certainly get Nyheim Hines involved. While that’s great for Hines’ career, it will be tough for Colts fans to watch.
Nyheim Hines will blossom with the Bills
It’s a safe bet to assume Hines will become a big playmaker with the Bills. Anyone who watched him with the Colts knows that if he touches the ball enough, something electric is bound to happen eventually. That is why Hines’ future is going to be bittersweet for Indy’s fans.
The sweet part of it is Hines will finally be in a position to explore his full potential. In Indianapolis, Nyheim Hines was a fan favorite, one of the most loved players. Fans always wanted to see Hines succeed because not only is he good but he’s extremely easy to root for. So, it’ll delight Indianapolis fans to see his career elevate.
However, it will be bitter since it’s not with the Colts. Every time Hines makes a big play for Buffalo, behind the smiles of Colts fans will be a reminder that Indianapolis didn’t utilize his skill set properly and that’s why he’s now balling for another team. A team that will probably win the Super Bowl this season, while Indianapolis regresses in the wrong direction.