A very familiar face is on the way home for the Indianapolis Colts. The team recently stole headlines by trading quarterback Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders, recreating a need at QB they thought was resolved when they traded with the Philadelphia Eagles to acquire him. But while they work to figure out who'll throw to their wide receivers in 2022 and presumably beyond, they know who'll be coaching them -- namely team and NFL legend Reggie Wayne.
The Colts officially named Wayne their new wide receivers coach on Monday, hoping the addition to Frank Reich's staff will lead to a gargantuan leap in production and refinement at the position.
Wayne, 43, retired from the NFL in 2015 after a short stay with the New England Patriots, but the majority of his career was spent dominating at receiver for the Colts after being given the nod as their first-round pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. He went on to not only help the team win a Super Bowl with Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning at the helm, but also finished his career having earned six Pro Bowl nods and three All-Pro honors -- the former NFL receiving yards leader (2007) eventually inducted into the Colts Rings of Honor.
If there's anyone who can help the receiving corps in Indy take the next step, it's Wayne, someone who once amassed 14,345 receiving yards and 82 receiving touchdowns in his illustrious NFL career.
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