4 Colts legends who deserve to have their jersey numbers retired
Colts should retire Marvin Harrison’s No. 88
The person directly in front of Reggie Wayne on the NFL’s all-time receiving yards list is the same player that’s ahead of him holding all of the franchise’s receiving records. That’s Marvin Harrison.
Harrison was selected by Indianapolis in the first round of the 1996 Draft and became an immediate contributor, going for 836 and 866 receiving yards in his first two seasons.
His numbers dipped down in year three after only playing 12 games and with a new rookie quarterback but that would ultimately prove to just be growing pains. The very next season, Harrison and Manning put the league on notice showing that they were an all-time duo.
In 1999, Harrison’s fourth season, he led the league with 1,663 receiving yards. That was his first of eight consecutive 1,100-yard seasons.
During that eight-year stretch, Harrison made eight Pro Bowls, led the NFL in receptions and receiving yards twice, and receiving touchdowns once. He and the Colts also capped that eight-year span with a Super Bowl win.
In total, Harrison played 13 years in Indianapolis, catching 1,102 passes for 14,580 yards and 128 touchdowns. He established himself as one of the greatest receivers in league history and the best receiver to ever play for the Colts. For that reason, he should have his No. 88 retired.