INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — “Someone’s on his way home.”
That cryptic message from Colts owner Jim Irsay on Wednesday afternoon came just a minute after T.Y. Hilton tweeted that he loves Indianapolis.
Hilton’s tweet came minutes after NFL reporters’ tweets that the Colts are giving the wide receiver a one-year, $10 million deal, including an $8 million guarantee.
Hilton’s tweet said, “One thing i kno about this city. Is that they love me. And i love them. I listen to all the songs. I read all the tweets. I will cherish this forever. It’s only right i finish what i started. #TYISHOME“
The Colts have not confirmed the deal, except to tweet out an emoji of a ghost. Hilton’s nickname is “The Ghost”; it’s also his Twitter account photo.
Hilton was Indy’s third-round draft pick in 2012 and has spent his entire career in Indy. After reporting for training camp last year, he said he wanted to stay with the Colts. But, the two sides didn’t agree to terms until Wednesday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.