Despite nagging injuries, the Indianapolis Colts‘ Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton has had a career year this season. He can put a cap on his terrific season with the NFL’s receiving crown.
The NFL’s receiving title is and has been determined by receiving yardage. As a result, the NFL receiver with the most receiving yards after the regular season wins the receiving title.
Hilton entered Week 17 leading all wideouts in receiving yards with 1,353. He helped pad his lead in the Colts’ 24-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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The Colts’ receiver caught six passes for 95 yards. As a result, he finished the 2016 season with 1,448 receiving yards total.
He already surpassed his previous career-high of 1,345 yards and 82 receptions (in 2012) last week so everything he did Sunday was extra gravy for him.
The Pittsburgh Steelers gave Brown the afternoon as they will host a Wild Card playoff game next week. Meanwhile, Jones and Beckham put together solid days, but still could not catch Hilton.
Beckham and the New York Giants beat the Washington Redskins 13-10 this evening. The third-year receiver had five catches for 44 receiving yards. It also helps that the Giants pulled him out of the game. As a result, he finished the season with only 1,367 yards.
Jones and the Atlanta Falcons secured the No. 2 seed in the NFC thanks to a 38-32 win over the New Orleans Saints. Jones had seven catches for 96 yards and one touchdown. Jones finished the year with only 1,409 in 14 games played.
Hilton is never brought up as one of the NFL’s elite receivers. However, every season, he statistically proves he is one of the ten best players at the position in the league.
This is Hilton’s fourth season with at least 1,000 receiving yards. While Hilton is probably upset about not making the playoffs, winning the receiving title should lighten his mood a little bit.