This week, the Colts kept T.Y. Hilton with a one-year deal worth up to $10MM. The deal includes $8MM guaranteed. To earn the full remaining $2MM, the veteran wide receiver will have to turn back the clock.
According to PFT, Hilton will get $250K for each of the following milestones: 50 catches, 60 catches, 70 catches, and 80 catches. He’ll also get $250K for each of the following yardage milestones: 600 yards, 700 yards, 800 yards, and 900 yards. In other words, to make $10MM in 2021, Hilton needs 80 receptions for 900 yards receiving.
Hilton topped 80/900 in 2013, 2014, and 2016. He hasn’t done it since, but he did come awfully close in 2018 when he finished with 76 catches for 1,270 yards. After an injury-riddled 2019 and a 56/762/5 stat line in 2020, Hilton is hoping to get back to his old form this year.
Even though Hilton will turn 32 this year, he had plenty of interest elsewhere, including at least one offer that was reportedly stronger than Indy’s. The Chiefs were among the teams connected to Hilton, though they were not the club that beat the Colts’ offer.
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