At 34, Reggie Wayne is only 1,518 yards away (or two mediocre seasons) from surpassing Marvin Harrison as the alltime receiving leader in Colts’ history. But he plans on catching passes from the fun-loving Andrew Luck much farther into the future
ROBERT KLEMKO: Someone in the Colts organization asked you how long want to keep playing and you said, “Infinity years.” At 34, do you realistically think you could still be playing five years from now?
REGGIE WAYNE: As long as these legs keep me upright. As long as I continue to feel good, I’m going to keep playing. I don’t have no mark on it or a timetable, I’m just going to keep playing the game. The day I feel like I cant get any separation, that’ll be it.
KLEMKO: What’s the difference between Andrew Luck and all the other quarterbacks you’ve played with?
WAYNE: In practice, he has fun, he’s not totally serious. It’s almost like a grown man in a Pee Wee league. He just likes to have fun. He’s laughing, he’s joking, he’s into it. That’s what I like about him. He makes me want to go out there and have fun. So whenever you see your leader like that, that’s what you want.”
KLEMKO: How do you assess Luck’s command of the playbook in Year 2?
WAYNE: This is the offense he ran in college, so he knows it like the back of his hand, better than last year’s offense. He can maneuver guys, move them around, tell them what they’re supposed to do when they’re unsure. He knows how to pick up the blitzes and the protections to put everybody in. He’s already ahead of the curve. Everybody needs to catch up with him this time. I’m not sure if that’s possible, but we’re lucky that we got his offensive coordinator from college.