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2011 Statistics: 70 receptions, 947 yards and six touchdowns.
Apparently a $35 million contract over the course of five seasons wasn't enough for the Indianapolis Colts to re-sign Pierre Garcon before the start of free agency today.
Some may conclude that Garcon was a product of Peyton Manning in Indianapolis. If that is the case, how do you explain his success in 2011?
This is a player that might not translate to being a No. 1 receiver, but has all the skills to be a great complimentary guy. I really like what he brings in terms of stretching the field on the outside.
Despite the fact that there are more "well-known" free agent receivers on the market, Garcon promises to get a lot of play.
The Colts did have discussions with the free agent receiver over the weekend, but that didn't change the fact that the two sides appear to be far apart in those negotiations.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have been linked to nearly every top receiver on the market and Garcon is no different. He would fit their need for a top of the line threat on the outside.
One obvious connection would be the Miami Dolphins if they were able to sign Manning. At this point Garcon seems to be open to that idea.
"Hometown—why wouldn't you want to be here in Miami?" he said.
This seems highly unlikely, considering that Reggie Wayne would most likely follow Manning to the Miami Dolphins, who already have Brandon Marshall on the roster.
It remains to be seen what further teams might be interested. We will have to wait to see how the market plays out this week.
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