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Last Updated: March 29, 2021

Indianapolis Colts Resign T. Y. Hilton on 1 Year $10 Million Contract

Introduction

On Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 the Indianapolis Colts announced that they have agreed upon terms to resign their superstar veteran wide receiver, T. Y. Hilton, to a one-year contract that is worth up to $10 million. This was a huge NFL offseason move for the Indianapolis Colts as well as their projected starting quarterback in Wentz.

We have all seen how poorly Carson Wentz played in Philadelphia with the Eagles when he was lacking healthy and quality wide receivers to distribute the football to. On the flip side when he has great skill players around him on the offensive side of the ball Carson has shown he can thrive in the National Football League.

Contract Details

This new deal between T. Y. Hilton and the Indianapolis Colts for the 2021-2022 season of the National Football League is a 1-year agreement valued at approximately $10 million, and at least $8 million of the contract is fully guaranteed money. There is no signing bonus involved, and any incentives that are included in the deal have not been disclosed to the public as of now.

Hilton is now scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent once again following the conclusion of the 2021-2022 NFL season. Currently T. Y. is 31-years-old and will turn 32 during this upcoming NFL season on November 14th, 2021. The native of Miami Florida has spent his entire career in the National Football League with the Indianapolis Colts.

Football Background

T. Y. was born and raised in the Miami, Florida area where grew up under his parents Tyrone and Cora. Hilton attended Miami Springs High School in Miami Springs, Florida where he excelled as a two-sport athlete. During his high school days T. Y. played both basketball as well as football for the Golden Hawks. From what it sounds like he could have pursued a professional career in either one of those two sports (basketball, football). Hilton committed to and eventually enrolled at Florida International University (FIU) located in University Park, Florida, United States of America.

Throughout his four-year career playing college football for the Panthers of Florida International University T. Y. set multiple school records there which include:

  • Career Receptions (229)
  • Career Receiving Yards (3,531)
  • Career Receiving Touchdowns (24)
  • Single – Season Receptions (72 in 2011)
  • Single – Season Receiving Yards (1,038 in 2011)
  • Single – Game Receptions (12 against Akron in 2011)
  • Single – Game Receiving Yards (201 against Louisville in 2011)

National Football League Career

In April of 2012 T. Y. Hilton was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the 92nd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Throughout the duration of his 9 – year career in the National Football League, all with the Indianapolis Colts, Hilton has accumulated 9,360 yards on 608 pass receptions. T. Y. has pulled in 50 touchdown passes from his multiple quarterbacks over the years while averaging 15.4 yards per reception.

He has made the NFL Pro Bowl on four separate occasions, and he is looking to add that as Hilton has several more great years of his NFL career remaining right now. I would safely say that the Indianapolis Colts have a 50/50 % chance of making the postseason following the upcoming 2021-2022 regular season of the National Football League. It might be tough for them to surpass their division rivals in the Tennessee Titans, but I can definitely see them sneaking in to the AFC playoff picture behind Carson Wentz as well as T. Y. Hilton.

Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • 4 Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • PFWA All – Rookie Team (2012)
  • NFL Receiving Yards Leader (2016)
  • Sun Belt Player of the Year (2010)
  • 2 Time First – Team All – Sun Belt (2008, 2010)
  • Sun Belt Freshman of the Year (2008)

Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI

According to Intertops sportsbook these are the odds to win Super Bowl LVI as of Thursday, March 24th, 2021. Currently the Indianapolis Colts have the 8th best odds out of all the teams in the National Football League of winning Super Bowl LVI outright. This is honestly surprising to me that they have these good of odds to win Super Bowl LVI. I would have dropped the Indianapolis Colts much further down the list.

Option                                     Odds
Kansas City Chiefs                    +450
Tampa Bay Buccaneers             +750
Green Bay Packers                 +1000
Buffalo Bills                              +1100
Los Angeles Rams                   +1200
San Francisco 49ers                +1400
Baltimore Ravens                    +1800
Indianapolis Colts                    +2000
New Orleans Saints                 +2200
Cleveland Browns                   +2200
Seattle Seahawks                    +2500
Miami Dolphins                        +2500
New England Patriots              +2800
Los Angeles Chargers             +2800
Dallas Cowboys                      +2800
Tennessee Titans                    +2800
Pittsburgh Steelers                  +3300
Arizona Cardinals                    +3300
Chicago Bears                         +4000
Minnesota Vikings                  +5000
Carolina Panthers                   +5000
Atlanta Falcons                       +6600
New York Giants                      +6600
Denver Broncos                      +6600
Las Vegas Raiders                  +6600
Washington Football Team      +6600
Philadelphia Eagles                 +8000
New York Jets                          +8000
Jacksonville Jaguars               +10000
Cincinnati Bengals                 +10000
Houston Texans                      +15000
Detroit Lions                           +15000

 

Sources:

“WR T.Y. Hilton returning to Indianapolis Colts on one-year, $10 million deal, agents say”, espn.com, March 24, 2021.

“T. Y. Hilton”, pro-football-reference.com, March 24, 2021.

“T. Y. Hilton”, spotrac.com, March 24, 2021.

“United States, NFL Futures, NFL 2021 / 22 Super Bowl LVI: To Win Outright”, intertops.eu, March 24, 2021.


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