If Vincent Jackson departs in free agency, the Chargers are going to need a No. 1 wide receiver. According to one team insider, that person could be Reggie Wayne, who is a free agent after 11 seasons with the Colts. Wayne played in a vertical passing game in Indianapolis similar to the one that the Chargers run, and he could step right in and be a go-to guy for Philip Rivers.
Wayne had a little dip in his production last year, but the Colts struggled hard last season with Peyton Manning sitting out the whole season. Wayne is winding down his career and he will be looking for a team that can bring him back into the playoffs and get him another chance at a championship. Could we be that team? We have missed the playoffs 2 seasons in a row, but we do have a high-powered offense and a quarterback that can get him the ball.
Wayne would be a good fit in our offense if VJ were to leave. He likely will come cheaper than Jackson and he still could be just as productive. He still has the ability to stretch the field and he is a good route runner. He could be that starting receiver we would need next to Malcom Floyd.
If we were to lose VJ, then I would be happy to bring on Wayne!