TY Hilton
Playing for the Ravens is career suicide and TY Hilton is no dummy. Hilton said he turned down significant money from Baltimore to return to the Colts. (Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)

It is career suicide to be a wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens. Nobody wants to be part of this joke of an offense with Lamar Jackson. Even a wide receiver like TY Hilton who should be on his last legs said, “thanks, but no thanks” to Baltimore.

TY Hilton spoke about what his offseason was like after ultimately ending up back with the Colts. Hilton made it clear he turned down a lot of money from the Ravens to return to Indianapolis.

“I wanted to stay here no matter what the cost was. I gave up a lot of money to stay here and that’s what I wanted to do,” he told reporters.

Maybe Hilton was telling the truth, but I doubt it. Look, he’s been a member of the Colts for his entire career, but money talks. If the Chiefs came in with a big money deal, he’s signing that shit. No question about it. Baltimore was the only team to come in with that offer because they’re desperate. Players aren’t dumb. No wide receiver wants to be put in that situation.

The only receiver Baltimore could sign this offseason was a broken Sammy Watkins. He wasn’t getting offers to play anywhere else for significant money. Just the Ravens because even I would turn down a contract to play wide receiver for them.

Apparently, Reggie Wayne helped Hilton make his decision. It’s better to retire a Colt than leave a stain on your legacy for failing in Baltimore.

“He was constantly there for me and he helped me make the right decision,” he said.

Hilton, 31, will play his 10th season for the Colts in 2021. Who knows how many more years the former Florida Atlantic product has in the tank. The only thing that is clear is that he has high praise for his new quarterback, Carson Wentz.

“He has some Andrew Luck traits,” Hilton said of Wentz. “He can get out of the pocket, make some incredible plays. He’s a special talent.”