However, Mortensen says that the Colts hold Hilton in high regard and it would take something big to get him, which makes a deal “highly unlikely” before tomorrow’s deadline.
Hilton has been one of the more interesting circulating around trade talks over the past few days, and while the Colts are clearly open for business regarding a number of veteran players, it’s likely going to take a serious offer for them part ways with their best receiver.
If there’s really as much interest as Mortensen says, there’s at least a chance someone will step up and make them a serious offer, but this seems like more of a deal that would get done in the offseason, as opposed to midseason.
Hilton, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Colts back in 2012. He’s currently in the third year of his six-year, $65.547 million contract that includes $39 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $8 million and $11 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2017, Hilton has appeared in eight games and caught 29 passes for 527 yards receiving and one touchdown for the Colts.
We’ll have more regarding a potential Hilton trade as the news is available.