After being unsigned after the 2021 NFL campaign, and the majority of the 2022 season, Hilton will be a member of the Cowboys for the remainder of this season.
New #Cowboys WR T.Y. Hilton’s deal:
$600K guaranteed salary for remaining four games
$50K per-game roster bonuses
Up to $700K playoff incentives
Max value: $1.5 million
A solid deal for Hilton, who waited for the right situation and lands in Dallas.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 13, 2022
After spending his entire career as a member of the Indianapolis Colts, it appears that Hilton will be ending his career with the Cowboys.
How Effective Can Hilton Be?
This is certainly a million-dollar question.
Or, in the case of his new contract, the one-and-a-half million dollar question.
Hilton has not appeared in an NFL game since January 9, 2022, the Colts’ final game of the 2021 regular season.
In the 2021 season, Hilton only had 23 receptions, 331 yards, and three touchdowns.
All three of these metrics were the worst such marks in his ten-year NFL career.
How big of an impact can Hilton have on the Cowboys, given that he is 33 years, and has not played in an NFL game in nearly one year?
Cowboys fans will be waiting on bated breath.
This is a win-win scenario for Hilton, and the Cowboys alike.
If Hilton succeeds and can contribute in a big way, the Cowboys got an incredible deal for a star wide receiver.
If Hilton is unable to perform up to his usual standards, the Cowboys are not out a small fortune on his contract.
He will get his opportunity to show the NFL world that he still has what it takes to play in the league.
What will he do with this opportunity?