The NFL announced today that WR T.Y. Hilton will be heading to the Pro Bowl on January 28th in his fourth straight selection. Hilton will take the place of Bengals receiver A.J. Green who will miss because of an injury.
Hilton did not have the kind of dominant year that Colts fans have come to expect from him, but despite a slew of injuries and working with a very young backup quarterback all season, he was still able to put together an impressive showing. He finished the season with 966 yards at 16.9 yards per reception and four touchdowns.
Working with Jacoby Brissett was obviously not ideal, and we can imagine how well Hilton would have done with Luck under center, but even so, he was able to make big plays and his yards per reception are good for the fourth best in the league.
The highlight of his season was in week 9 when he was able to net his first AFC Offensive Player of the Week award for a 175 yard, 2 touchdown effort against the Houston Texans.
Hilton’s involvement in the Pro Bowl this season means that the Colts will continue their run of having at least one player in each Pro Bowl since 1998, a streak that was set to end otherwise.