Reggie Wayne was a class act during his tenure in Indianapolis, and it’s no surprise that his class carried over to his departure with the Colts. Reggie published a letter in the Indianapolis Star, thanking the Irsays, his coaches, his teammates and the fans of Indianapolis for their loyalty over the years.
In the letter, Reggie notes how the Irsays always “embraced him” and how Mr. Irsay always had an open door policy. He thanked all of his previous coaches including Jim Mora, Tony Dungy, Jim Caldwell and Chuck Pagano. He thanked his former teammates, not singling any one individual out, but instead stating that all Colts players during his tenure treated one another with “trust, loyalty and respect.” Finally, he thanked the fans and their “REG-GIE” chants.
We have been very fortunate as 2 future Hall of Fame receivers have worn the blue and white over the last 19 years. Think about other team’s receivers…..have the Titans, Jags or Texans had 1 Hall of Fame receiver? What about other teams? How many have had 1 HoF receiver in the last 19 years let alone 2!
It’s time to move on from the Reggie era, just as we moved over from the Edge era, Marvin era and Peyton era. We will overcome! BUT…….thank you Reggie. You will be missed.