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Shocker! Colts Would Strongly Consider Drafting Andrew Luck

One of the more interesting side stories this season in the NFL has been the race for the worst overall record in the league. The team that finishes with the worst record receives the top overall pick in the draft. This year, finishing with the worst overall record seems like a blessing.

Many football fans and media members feel so strongly about Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck‘s chances for success, that they view having the worst record in the league as a good thing. People have cleverly called this inverted race the “Suck for Luck” campaign. No surprise, the Colts would be interested in drafting Luck if they have the opportunity.

According to Jason Cole, Colts owner Jim Irsay strongly indicated the franchise would be willing to take Luck if they have the chance.

“Guys like that come along so rarely,” Irsay said, referring to Manning and what many are projecting of Luck. “Even if that means that guy sits for three or four years, you’d certainly think about taking him … you see what Green Bay did with [Brett] Favre and [Aaron] Rodgers and you’d like to be able to do the same thing.”

I’m not sure why this story was presented as news, or why I’m posting it. I might as well have told you that the Colts like good players, and that they also enjoy winning. Any team that has a chance to draft Luck would be foolish to pass up the opportunity. There are very few franchise quarterbacks in the NFL, and Luck looks like he’ll be one of them. About the only team that could screw up such an opportunity would be the Raiders; Al Davis would have gone for Luck’s receiver who runs a 4.3 40 instead.

What’s a matter, too early for that one?



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  • Anonymous

    With Manning out…this is the first time I have ever hoped for a terrible season.  Manning the the man…but let’s be honest, his time in Indy is coming to it’s twilight years…if he’s able to play again at all, that is.  I hope he’s top form for next year…but his health is more important than another ring.  Best case scenario: Manning back for 3 more years, gets at least one more ring, then Luck takes over for the next decade.  We’ll see what happens.

  • Anonymous

    With Manning out…this is the first time I have ever hoped for a terrible season.  Manning the the man…but let’s be honest, his time in Indy is coming to it’s twilight years…if he’s able to play again at all, that is.  I hope he’s top form for next year…but his health is more important than another ring.  Best case scenario: Manning back for 3 more years, gets at least one more ring, then Luck takes over for the next decade.  We’ll see what happens.

  • Gene

    Imagine Luck after two years of picking Peyton Manning’s mind.  Luck is already cerebral as well as skilled.  It is a no brainer.