Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson says that Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne considered signing with the Texans when he was a free agent this past offseason.
“Here was one of the places that he actually wanted to come,” Johnson said. “I was hoping that I would get a chance to be able to play with him again. Unfortunately, it didn’t go that way.”
At Miami, Wayne took Johnson under his wing and mentored him in the transition to college football.
Johnson figures part of why Wayne didn’t leave Indianapolis is his familiarity with Colts coach Chuck Pagano, who was the defensive backs coach at Miami from 1995 to 2000. Pagano recruited Johnson to the school.
Ultimately, as a guy who values loyalty, Johnson thinks Wayne made the right decision.
“He started there, he’s had a great career there,” Johnson said. “I’m just happy he’s there playing at a high level even though he’s been doing it for 12 seasons.”
Wayne clearly made the right decision. He’s done a great job with helping rookie Andrew Luck as well as the Colts’ young receivers.