The greatest player in Houston Texans history, Johnson has averaged an NFL all-time best 6.0 receptions per game. His 80.5 yards per game is the second-highest average ever.
While he's no longer as dangerous after the catch as he was during his All-Pro prime, Johnson still has plenty left in the tank, as evidenced by his season-high 10 receptions and 135 yards in the season finale.
With the accomplished veteran trio of Gore, Johnson and pass rusher Trent Cole under contract -- and several more signings to add depth -- Indianapolis already boasts a stronger roster than the one that made it to the AFC Championship game in January.
Andrew Luck immediately becomes the biggest quarterback advantage of Johnson's 13-year career, offering the rare ability to throw his receivers open.
Even if he's inching toward a decline phase, Johnson is a substantial upgrade on the injury-ravagedversion of Wayne that held Luck's aerial attack hostage down the stretch last season. His presence will also allow the Colts to ease in promising prospect Donte Moncrief, who is still untrusted as a raw route runner.
Johnson and Gore have chosen the ideal spot to increase their Hall of Fame odds with the added lure of potentially walking off into the sunset.
Indianapolis offers a symbiotic relationship, increasing the Super Bowl opportunity for the players as well as the organization.