The legacy of Reggie Wayne beyond Peyton Manning
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne is one of the best wide receivers in the franchise’s history. While many believed Wayne wasn’t worth signing at his age and without quarterback Peyton Manning he has done nothing but shown otherwise.
The legacy of Reggie Wayne beyond Peyton Manning has already produced stellar results in the 2012 NFL season. Wayne finished with 106 receptions, 1,355 yards and five touchdowns. Wayne is showed he can succeed without Manning and as a 12-year veteran.
It was no secret that Wayne wasn’t a hundred percent pleased with being on the Colts at the beginning of this season and the lack of interest in his skills outside of the Colts hurt his ego tremendously. With no place else to go, Wayne decided to stay with the Colts, but also prove to the NFL that he deserves more respect.
After the 2011 season, Reggie Wayne was kind of lost in what to do without Manning on the team anymore. Wayne obviously didn’t like the market for him in 2011, because of the Manning myth. However if Wayne can continue his excellent play, he just might be able to spark enough interest in another team to trade for him and get one last chance at a Super Bowl in the future. Wayne, at age 33 about to be 34, is not going to have the time to see Andrew Luck send the Colts to another championship and his decision to re-sign with the Colts had more to do with making sure the money was right as well as the situation.
Wayne is ultimately cementing his legacy in 2012 and whether he finishes his career with the Colts or not, Wayne definitely wants to prove that he is one of the best wide receivers in the history of the NFL.
James Cobern is a Featured Journalist for TPF and can be contacted at JCobern@ThePenaltyFlagBlog.com.