TY Hilton, one of the best wide receivers in history for the Indianapolis Colts, is back in the NFL after signing with the Dallas Cowboys.
The 2022 season was the first time since 2011 that the Indianapolis Colts played a season without TY Hilton on the roster. After Hilton’s contract expired, the Colts made the decision to move on with their young weapons. However, Hilton opted not to retire and remained a free agent for most of the season. On Monday, the Dallas Cowboys got Hilton back into the game by signing the veteran receiver.
During Hilton’s free agency, the only two teams that he was really linked to were Indianapolis and the Cowboys. Dallas, of course, spent the past few weeks being linked to Odell Beckham Jr. It seems like after a visit with OBJ revealed that Beckham is unlikely to return from his ACL injury this season, the Cowboys decided to give Hilton a call for some help down the stretch as they chase a ring.
Cowboys sign TY Hilton
Prior to now, Hilton played his entire career with the Indianapolis Colts, 10 total seasons. During those years, Hilton established himself as one of the league’s best receivers over the last decade, playing 143 games and hauling in 631 receptions for 9,691 yards and 53 touchdowns. A lot of Hilton’s numbers are third-best in franchise history, trailing only Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne.
The 2021 season was Hilton’s worst year of his career, statistically, as he was limited to just 10 games while dealing with injuries. In those games, Hilton caught 23 passes for 331 yards and three touchdowns. While the production was underwhelming, Hilton, and Indy’s general manager, Chris Ballard were confident that Hilton can still produce at a quality level when healthy. Now that Hilton is healthy, that production will be coming with the Cowboys.
Seeing TY Hilton in any uniform other than a Colts one was always going to be tough for Indianapolis fans. However, Hilton suiting up with the Cowboys just weeks after they destroyed Indy in a primetime game is brutal for fans. Nevertheless, Indy is always hoping for the best for TY Hilton and fans would surely love to see him get a ring, even if it’s unfortunately not with the Colts.