Reggie Wayne is determined to help build the next great Colts wide receiver

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. (11) works through drills with coach Reggie
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. (11) works through drills with coach Reggie / Mykal McEldowney/IndyStar / USA TODAY

As Reggie Wayne starts his second season as a coach for the Indianapolis Colts, his goal is clear: help develop the franchise’s next great wide receiver.

After being asked for several years, franchise legend, Reggie Wayne, finally returned to the Indianapolis Colts to coach last season. Wayne returned to Indy as the wide receivers coach. Unfortunately, his first season wasn’t a good one for the team. It wasn’t Wayne’s fault, but Indy had one of the league’s worst offenses, and head coach Frank Reich was fired.

Luckily, Wayne was kept on as a member of the offensive coaching staff with Shane Steichen now in charge. On Monday, when the Colts returned to the facility to start their offseason program, Wayne started his second season as Coach Reggie. Entering this year, Wayne’s goal as the receiver’s coach is clear: help develop the franchise’s next great wideout.

On Monday, Reggie Wayne took to Twitter to post a picture of the wall in Indy’s wide receiver room. The wall contained images of Bill Brooks, Marvin Harrison, TY Hilton, Wayne, and Raymond Berry— the best receivers in the history of the franchise. Wayne captioned the photo with a statement that ended with Wayne saying, “My job is to add to this Receiver Room Wall.”

Reggie Wayne wants Colts receivers to be great

Of those five receivers, Wayne is one of them and he played with two of the others. He knows what it takes to be a Hall of Fame receiver, and he’ll be trying his best to coach that into guys. It helps that Indianapolis has some promising receivers on the roster.

With Michael Pittman Jr. returning for another season as Indy’s No. 1 receiver, and Alec Pierce coming back for his second season in the NFL, the duo could have a special impact for the Colts. Both have flashed immense talent early in their careers but it’s evident that they have so much more to offer. They both could be 1000-yard receivers next year.

While Wayne will try his best to impact that, the biggest factor could be Indy’s quarterback situation. If the Colts can get a quality rookie quarterback, and the offensive line can improve and protect the quarterback, Reggie Wayne should be able to see his receivers blossom.

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