Reggie Wayne has been a leader for the Colts this year, in both his on-field play and his mature press-handling. Jarrett Bell's article on how Wayne views the Luck/Manning comparison brings the veteran's thoughts to light. According to Wayne:
"I'm glad I stayed, to help [Luck] create his own legacy. He's going to have to win some games, win some rings, before he can completely get out of Peyton's shadow. But I think he's on the right path. He's already done some things that Peyton didn't do his rookie year."
He's right, says Bell. 1,971 yards through seven games is second best among rookies all-time; he's the only rookie to post three wins and 1500 yards in his first six games. Manning's first season as a Colt was unmemorable, to say the least; maybe Luck's won't be.