Until October of last year, Reggie Wayne had played in 189 consecutive games, the longest streak among active players. It was an impressive accomplishment for one of the league’s premier wide receivers, but it was unfortunately snapped when he tore his ACL.
The Indianapolis Colts went on to the playoffs thanks to Andrew Luck, where they were stopped by the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round.
Despite turning 35 years old in November, Wayne had no thoughts of giving up on the game and calling it quits. Instead, the veteran wide receiver has been working like crazy from day one to get back on the field for next season. And apparently he’s been doing quite the job–at least in Andrew Luck’s eyes.
The Colts are holding receiver Reggie Wayneout of Organized Team Activities, but quarterback Andrew Luck says he’s already seen enough to know that Wayne will be as good as new when the season starts.
“His attitude is awesome,” Luck said, via Mike Wells of ESPN.com. “He’s around, he’s coaching, he’s talking football. I feel like I know Reggie. He’s going to be back better than ever doing things that the 35-plus years olds shouldn’t be allowed to do on this earth. He’s a freak.”
The NFL has become a quarterback driven league, and with Luck leading the way, the Colts seem to have a bright future ahead of them. And I think I’m pretty safe in saying that it will only be brighter with Reggie Wayne around.