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Report: Colts Very Likely To Take Luck

By 01.07.12

Feel free to order that custom “Luck” Indianapolis Colts jersey. In news that will deflate some of the NFL draft’s natural uncertainty, the last-place Colts appear primed to draft Andrew Luck with the number one overall pick, according to sources close to team owner Jim Isray. It’s hard to think of a comparable situation to this, considering the shadow that Peyton Manning still casts over the Colts franchise. Undoubtedly one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game, a move like this represents the final act in a depressing fall from grace.

But it’s hard to find fault in the Colts’ decision given Manning’s cloudy medical future and the talent that Luck possesses. Whatever happens though, I guarantee you that the competitor in Peyton would rather pack his bags for another franchise than tutor a young hot-shot prospect. There are more than a handful of teams that seem a competent quarterback away from greatness (*cough* San Fransisco*cough*), so don’t be surprised to see Manning taking snaps elsewhere in 2012.



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