AFC Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Titans


Colts WR T.Y. Hilton said he will continue to prove himself without QB Andrew Luck and is excited for what the future holds with veteran QB Philip Rivers taking over in Indianapolis. Hilton adds that he is working out twice a day to get his body ready for what he thinks will be an All-Pro season.

“My work speaks for itself,” Hilton said, via Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan. “When I’m out there I know what I can do. But these last two years I’ve been a little banged up so this year, if they want me to prove it, I’ll prove it. I think it could be special. I feel like the way I’m training, the way my body feels, and Philip doing his thing, I feel like this can be an All-Pro year for me.”


Jaguars fourth-round LB Shaq Quarterman was a key contributor from the moment he stepped on campus at Miami, playing in every single game in four years for the Hurricanes. Now he’s looking to do the same thing in Jacksonville even if he has to start out by carving a role on special teams given the presence of Myles Jack and Joe Schobert

“My goal for Year 1 is to be a major contributor, whether that’s playing special teams [which is a given for rookies], playing some defense,” Quarterman said in an interview with 1010XL radio for “The Frank Frangie Show” via USA Today’s James Johnson. “Either I’ll play special teams and get a lot of defensive [snaps] or wherever the dice may fall, I know I’m going to be a contributor. That’s not something I think about [another player hindering him]. No, that [goal] is going to happen. So my goal is to be a major contributor.”


  • Jim Wyatt of the team’s official site believes Titans TE Jonnu Smith could be their “best breakout candidate” in 2020. 
  • Wyatt points out that the Titans’ deadline to get a long-term deal done with franchise RB Derrick Henry is July 15, otherwise he will play out 2020 under the tag. 
  • As for the possibility of the Titans pursuing QB Cam Newton, Wyatt does not see Tennessee being interested given he may not be a good fit for the organization and could have a better opportunity elsewhere. 
  • Should the Titans look to sign a veteran quarterback, Wyatt believes that would only happen if both Logan Woodside and Cole McDonald are unable to establish themselves as the No. 2 behind Ryan Tannehill

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