With all the talk this offseason about where Peyton Manning will go, there hasn’t been a lot of room for talk about where Manning’s favorite receiver over the last few years, Reggie Wayne, will end up. But the answer might be where ever Manning goes.
Peter King writes at SI.com today that Manning, Wayne and at least two potential suitor teams would be interested in the possibility of having both players in the same place.
Manning will almost certainly become an unrestricted free agent by March 8, when the Colts will have to cut him or play him a $28 million bonus. And Wayne will almost certainly become an unrestricted free agent on March 13: That’s when his current contract expires, and although he says he’d love to finish his career in Indianapolis, he also says he’s heard nothing from the Colts about a new deal.
Manning is a creature of habit who likes to run an offense his own way, and although he’s going to have a big adjustment to make no matter where he ends up in 2012, having one of his longtime trusted targets in the mix would make him a little more comfortable. Having Manning and Wayne in the same locker room could make a lot of sense for some team.