I honestly don't understand what the hate on Hilton is or the case that he isn't a top receiver or isn't a true number 1 receiver.
His drop in performance is due to him playing with Brissett and not Luck.
I did a bit of digging in to the stats last year at individual game logs.
Out of 16 regular season games Hilton had:
-6 games of 100 yards or more, out of which two games of 150 yards or more and one game of 146 yards
-4 games- 79, 82, 97, 95 yards
-6 games of- 41, 42, 49, 20, 54, 45
so out of 16 reguar season games, Hilton had a good-great game in 10 out of 16.
-4 games of Hundred yards or more. out of which one game of 150 yards or more
- 7 games of above 60 yards (but less than 100 yards)
-4 games of below 60 yards.
so 11/16 games were good/great
- 4 games of 100 yards or more
- 6 games of 60 to 100 yards
- 6 games below 60 yards
so 10/16 games were good or great
-7 games of hundred yards or more
3 games of 60 to 100 yards
-4 games of less than 60
so 10 out of 14 games.
The remaining 3 players are all considered top tier number one receivers. The knock on Hilton is that he only performs well against the weak teams and ghosts out against others. But by looking at this, he has similar number of good/great games as Brown, Beckham, and Jones.
I honestly believe once Luck is back, Hilton should be back in form. Anyone thinking we should trade him is nuts.