The Indianapolis Colts Reggie Wayne will make postseason history on Sunday, when he breaks the franchise’s career playoff game record. The 14-year veteran wideout will break a tie with both Peyton Manning and Jeff Saturday, as he plays in his 20th career postseason game with the Colts franchise.
Sep 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) on the sidelines in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Colts 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sportss
While the beloved Colts wide receiver has battled injury, and perhaps father time this season, he still managed to have 64 receptions for 779 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns.
In what may perhaps be Wayne’s final career game (or at least with the Indianapolis Colts), it could quite possibly be a fitting end to what has been a Hall of Fame career in Horseshoe Blue. Wayne has previously said that he “expects to play in 2015”; however, he’ll be a free agent at season’s end and could opt to retire all together.
At this point, it’s uncertain whether the two sides will look to mutually continue their relationship, especially given Wayne’s diminished play this season. The Colts surely love the veteran presence and leadership that Wayne provides to their offense, but it’s hard to keep a wideout who may be slipping as a starting caliber player and cannot play on special teams.
Still, today will be a considerable accomplishment for Wayne’s distinguished career, especially given one of the players he’ll be passing in Peyton Manning, arguably the greatest Indianapolis Colt ever. Of course, the latter will be looking to set his own record on Sunday, when he becomes the 1st player in NFL history to play at least 200 games with one team and then play them in the playoffs (Via Elias Sports), as he starts at quarterback for the Denver Broncos today:
Quite frankly, it’s a special day for two all-time Indianapolis Colts greats in Wayne and Manning. It’s a bit bittersweet too, given that they once formed one of the best quarterback to wide receiver combinations in NFL history. However, while I’m sure each enjoys making history, more importantly, they’d rather help their team secure the victory today.
Sep 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) lines up against Denver Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby (29) during the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports