Why two players?
Simply put this is the receiving tandem Peyton Manning will be throwing the ball to until he decides to hang up his jock strap.
While Wayne is the undoubted leader and number one receiver in Manning’s arsenal and Dallas Clark remains his favorite target, the Collie/Garcon tandem have yet to really come into their own.
Garcon, a Division III “super-stud” out of Mount Union was drafted in 2008 in the sixth round. Had he not been from a small school many scouts said he had the physical ability of a first or second round pick.
He is definitely the yard-munching receiver that does more with less catches. While he only had 47 receptions last year, he was able to amass 765 yards and four touchdowns. Garcon proved to be the guy who came up big late in the season.
Collie on the other hand made the most of his rookie season after being a fourth round pick out of BYU. While he did not have the yards that Garcon did (676) he proved to have a nose for the endzone—scoring seven times.
At 6’1”, 200 pounds, Collie is the big physical receiver that has the ability to get down field, and is a true force in the red-zone.
After nine years in the league, Wayne may only have a few years left in the tank. Regardless of how long Wayne and Clark stick around the high-octane passing attack in Indy, there are sure to be plenty of passes to go around as Collie and Garcon develop. It may not be a stretch to have three 1,000-yard receivers in Indy within the next two years, and for years to come.