The Indianapolis Colts are without a bevy of stars on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but will have T.Y. Hilton after he was listed as questionable.
The Colts are not having the season they envisioned back in training camp. Andrew Luck is going to miss the entire year after a shoulder surgery and subsequent drama. Vontae Davis was terrible when he played and then got cut after mysteriously being made inactive last weekend.
However, good news Colts fans! T.Y. Hilton is going to suit up against the Steelers on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium, giving somebody for Jacoby Brissett to target.
Hilton is easily the team’s best weapon — and best player — on the Colts, a team that is 3-6 and barely hanging on to any realistic thoughts of making a postseason run.
Hilton has been terrific this year, coming into this weekend as second-best in receiving yards with 702. Only Antonio Brown has been better, checking in with an absurd 835.
Indianapolis should be dominating what is a mediocre AFC South, but can’t get healthy. It stands to reason that if Luck was on the field, and if the front office (Chris Ballard or Ryan Grigson) could even provide him with an average defense, Indianapolis would be a stone-cold lock in the NFL’s version of the D-League.
Instead, the Colts are sitting in last place of the division, even after beating the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium last week. It’s another lost year for a team that has one of the most gifted quarterbacks in league history in his prime. Not great.