Despite his accomplishments, Hilton was left off the All-Pro team. Although he takes umbrage with his critics, he insists winning is all that matters.
“I don’t know, man,” Hilton said to Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star after practice Tuesday. “They still don’t see me as a top-five receiver, but I’m going to leave that where it’s at. At the end of the day, my stats speak for themselves. For me, I just want to get back to winning, get back in the playoffs.”
The 27-year-old is known for his top-end speed and acceleration but believes that characteristic has allowed critics to overlook the rest of his game.
“Just a speed guy.” Hilton said. “If you look at my yards inside and outside, I’m pretty much dominating in both of them. You can’t really prepare for me one way, thinking I’m just going to play outside.”
If Hilton can replicate his 2016 season this fall, it’ll be difficult to find anyone who won’t rate him among the NFL’s elite.
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