Colts Eyeing a Team Legend for WR Coach Opening

The Indianapolis Colts are eyeing a certain team legend for their wide receivers coach opening.
The Indianapolis Colts are eyeing a certain team legend for their wide receivers coach opening. / Robert Scheer/IndyStar / USA TODAY

There was a lot to be disappointed about when it came to the Indianapolis Colts in the 2021 NFL season, especially concerning the passing game. Indianapolis averaged just 197.7 passing yards per game — the seventh-worst average leaguewide.

Aside from Michael Pittman Jr., the Colts' wideouts weren't productive at all. However, it's looking like Indianapolis could address that issue by bringing in a certain team legend to be the new wide receivers coach.

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The Athletic's Zak Keefer reported Friday that the Colts are "strongly considering" bringing in Reggie Wayne to be the new WRs coach. Considering the legendary career that Wayne had in Indianapolis, that move would be popular among the fanbase.

Wayne spent his entire 14-year career in a Colts uniform. When it comes to the franchise's all-time record book, the 43-year-old ranks second only to Marvin Harrison when it comes to receptions (1,070), receiving yards (14,345) and touchdowns (82).

The Colts' wide receiver room needs some serious help. Even though Pittman impressed with his 88-1,082-6 stat line, every other Indianapolis wideout last year finished with fewer than 40 receptions and 400 yards. If the team wants to amend those issues, hiring Wayne would be a step in the right direction.

Even though they no longer have their first-rounder, the Colts still have eight picks to help them find wideout help at the 2022 NFL Draft. General manager Chris Ballard will also have approximately $36.9 million in cap space come free agency, which can be used to bolster the position as well.

The Colts are currently tied with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 12th-best Super Bowl LVII odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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