Potential Eagles free-agent targets with connections to Nick Sirianni

Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)
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T.Y. Hilton would add a veteran presence to the Eagles wide receiver corps.

This is one of the more obvious connections. While Ingram was played on the opposite side of the ball from where Sirianni was coaching, T.Y. Hilton‘s relationship with Nick Sirianni was more direct as it’s common knowledge that the Eagles’ current head coach was the offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts from 2018 until 2020.

T.Y. isn’t the receiver that he once was, and he hasn’t played a full season since 2017, but he’s better than a lot of the guys who are out there. At this point, it would make more sense for the Birds to go the route of adding someone with more tread on the tire, but the argument can be made that a veteran presence is needed in the wide receivers room.

In 2021, T.Y. appeared in ten games for the Colts, and he hauled in 23 receptions for 331 yards and three touchdowns. He isn’t running past anyone consistently anymore, but he’d probably be more productive in the Eagles’ offense than JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Jalen Reagor, Tyree Jackson combined.

Keep an eye on this one. It should be interesting to see where T.Y. lands. It’s hard to imagine that being Philly though, but you can’t mention impending free agents that have ties to Nick Sirianni and not bring up one of the more obvious.