The Colts are flying under-the-radar at 7-0, and so is their Pro Bowl wideout Reggie Wayne. 


Reggie Wayne is quietly putting together his best season to date.

Spending most of his career in the shadow of future Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison, Wayne continues to produce without a flashy nickname or any cool endzone antics.

In his ninth NFL season, Wayne hasn’t missed a game since his rookie year.

He has exceeded 75 catches and 1,000 receiving yards in each of his last five seasons.

Wayne does the little things with precision. The three-time Pro Bowler rarely drops the ball or fumbles (his last lost fumble came in 2007) and is underrated as a run blocker.

With the departure of Harrison and the injury to Anthony Gonzalez, defenses have been able to focus on Wayne.

He has responded with his best season to this point. He is on pace for a career high in catches (116), receiving yards (1,574), and touchdown (13).

Wayne – who overcame a groin injury to play last week – has avoided major injuries to this point in his career.

The Colts have Wayne locked up through the 2011 season, meaning he’ll have at minimum two more seasons with Peyton Manning.

If he keeps it up, Wayne will find himself among the top 25 all time in all major receiving categories (receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns) when his contract with the Colts has expired.

And that’s not to say Wayne will stop there. He’ll be 33 heading into the 2012 season and plenty of receivers have proven that when healthy you can still produce well into your 30s – see: Terrell Owens (35), Derrick Mason (34), and Donald Driver (33).

As for his standings this season, Wayne leads in the NFL in receiving yards per game (98.4) and ranks second in receiving yards (689), receptions (51), and touchdowns (6).

As Manning’s undisputed go-to guy, Wayne is the key ingredient to the Colts No. 1 ranked passing offense and their success hinges on him keeping up his All-Pro caliber season.