By Jeff Brubach
Andrew Luck’s impressive rookie campaign was just what Reggie Wayne needed after a down 2011 season. Luck targeted Wayne on a whopping 31 percent of his throws in 2012, which led to Wayne’s solid 106-catch, 1,355-yard stat line. With a young rising quarterback, a veteran security blanket is critical and Luck demonstrated his trust in the old Colt early and often last season.
The main concern for the Indianapolis duo is the arrival of a new offensive coordinator, in Pep Hamilton. Hamilton’s West Coast offense may limit Wayne’s yardage totals, but could help in the target and reception departments, as Luck will most likely tend to look shorter with his pass attempts in 2013. Even if the new offensive scheme limits Luck’s pass attempts this season, another season with a 31 percent share of the Colts targets would mean more big numbers for Wayne. The 34-year-old receiver still has some gas left in his tank and will produce another fine season alongside Luck in 2013.