Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is now reporting that multiple sources have told him that the Colts are, in fact, willing to move WR T.Y. Hilton, but they aren’t going to give him away.
Florio asked a league source with knowledge of the Hilton-Colts relationship about the possibility of him being dealt in the coming days. Florio’s source said of the idea: “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”
However, Florio adds that “it’s believed that it will take plenty of fuel to make it burn.”
A separate source tells Florio that Hilton doesn’t want to leave the Colts and most likely wouldn’t be willing to alter his contract to facilitate a deal out of Indianapolis.
This has been a lost season for the Colts with Andrew Luck not playing at all after he undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. As things stand right now, Hilton is the Colts’ best receiver and it would make sense to keep him around for the foreseeable future and ensure that Luck has weapons to work with once he’s ready to return.
Every player, obviously, has a price and I’m sure the Colts would listen to serious overtures for him, but it would probably take quite a bit to convince them to move on from Hilton.
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 seven games and caught 27 passes for 512 yards receiving and one touchdown for the Colts.
We’ll have more regarding a potential Hilton trade as the news is available.