Like I stated in the previous slide it was hard not to put Andrew Luck as the best player right now, but Reggie Wayne is single handily leading this offense right now. Luck may be getting all the attention and is definitely a big reason to why the Colts are 3-3, but without Wayne it's hard for me to say the Colts would have much more than one victory.
Wayne, did a noble thing to come back and be a part of a rebuilding franchise to take less money. He had offers for more money to be a part of teams that were Super Bowl caliber franchises. He could have won another one or two rings before he retired.
Instead, he wanted to come back and help build a new regime. He thought Luck was special enough to play with and bought in immediately. We all thought he was crazy as he was coming off of his worst season since his rookie year last year. How would a rookie quarterback and having no other receivers with experience on this offense help him end his career strong?
In the past he had guys like Marvin Harrison, Pierre Garcon, and Dallas Clark to take attention and coverage away from him. This year. he had two rookie receivers, two rookie tight ends, and Donnie Avery lining up with him running routes. It didn't take a brain surgeon to figure out defenses can have success by double and sometime triple covering Wayne. Why not? That seemed like a simple solution.
But, Wayne has not only beat everyone of his opponents he is off to a career best start. In six games, Wayne has 666 yards on 47 receptions. Both are career highs after six games. He has also caught two touchdown passes and always seems to be open when Luck needs somebody.
If it wasn't for Wayne in the Green Bay game the Colts wouldn't have won. He made three clutch catches including the game winning touchdown. He leads the league in yards per game and is on an MVP type season.
I've said countless time the Colts will go as far as Wayne could lead them this year. It's proven to be right so far. The Colts are in the playoff hunt because of him and he's getting open and having a career year against some of the best corners in the game. That's remarkable.