Reggie Wayne entered Sunday’s game just 41 days away from his 34th birthday.
Traditionally, that would mean his best days are behind him. That would mean that he was about 3-4 years past his peak.
This of course is even more expected when you consider that during that Wayne lost his quarterback last season, and produced the statistically worst season since 2003. With Peyton Manning leaving for good this past offseason, and rookie coming to Indianapolis, Wayne’s numbers were very likely going to keep declining as he aged. A better career move may have been to find a contender to finish off his career with.
Reggie Wayne decided not to take that route.
Instead, he signed a three-year, $17.5 million contract with the Colts, and opted to return to help lead the team into a new era.
Wayne has been an unquestioned leader, a fan favorite and a key part in the development of the Colts’ young players, but that was expected. What wasn’t expected was for Wayne to start the 2012 season bett...