Indianapolis Colts Give T.Y. Hilton A Ridiculously Large Contract Extension

by NESN Staff

August 13, 2015

T.Y. Hilton is a much richer man Thursday than he was Wednesday — $65 million richer, actually.

Hilton and the Indianapolis Colts agreed to a five-year contract extension that is set to pay him $65 million, with an incredible $39 million guaranteed.

NFL contracts are all about the guaranteed money, and this one is a whopper. To put things in perspective, Hilton’s $39 million guaranteed is the second-highest value for guaranteed money to wide receivers, behind only the Detroit Lions’ Calvin Johnson.

Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant and Denver Broncos wideout Demaryius Thomas — two of the five best players at their position — each received $35 million guaranteed in their new contracts this offseason.

Hilton is a good player and the clear-cut No. 1 option in Indy, but needless to say this contract seems a little inflated.

Thumbnail photo via Andrew Weber/USA TODAY Sports Images

Boston Red Sox prospect Andrew Benintendi
Previous Article

Andrew Benintendi Already Turning Heads In Boston Red Sox Organization

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
Next Article

Tom Brady Plays Two Series, Completes One Pass In Patriots’ Preseason Opener

Picked For You