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Holding onto Reggie Wayne for three more years, after he became a free agent at the end of the 2011 season, was a big sigh of relief for the Colts.
Wayne saw great success with Peyton Manning, and the two players really delivered for Indianapolis. Having Wayne on the roster for the next three years will be beneficial for the Colts offense as Luck develops as the starting quarterback.
Wayne is a popular player on the team and with the fans. And he can lead the Colts simply by embracing it. With new players and a new coaching staff, a lot of things are changing for the Colts, but Wayne will be a 12-year veteran—a consistent part of a rebuilding team.
Indianapolis loves Wayne, and he loves them back. He’s not going to want to go out with a record like last year.
With renewed popularity and hopeful rebuilding, Wayne is going to lead the Colts up...because they can only really go up from here.