With Peyton Manning out of the picture, nobody knew what to expect from Reggie Wayne of the Indianapolis Colts during the 2012 season with Andrew Luck taking over under center as a rookie, but the wide receiver looked just like his old self as he finished the year with 106 catches for 1,355 yards and five touchdowns. Now that Luck has a season of experience under his belt, expectations will be high once again for Wayne heading into the 2013 season and even at 34 years of age–there’s no reason why Wayne shouldn’t be able to post big numbers once again.
One of the best things about Wayne is he’s been one of the most consistent wide receivers in the league throughout his career as he’s recorded at least 1,100 receiving yards in seven of his last nine seasons. Many expected Wayne’s numbers to decline for at least the 2012 season and he and Luck adjusted to playing together, but that was obviously far from the case as the duo played a key factor in helping Indianapolis make a playoff run–which nobody expected.
With the type of numbers he’s displayed over his career, there’s no reason why Wayne shouldn’t come through once again next year and as scary as it sounds–the Colts could be even better than they were in 2012. Of course, whether or not that actually happens may rely heavily on what type of production they receive from Wayne–which should be good assuming he manages to stay healthy.
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