Sunday, January 1, 2012
The Colts Win the Andrew Luck Sweepstakes
By losing at Jacksonville today (despite playing hard), the Colts have secured the first pick in the 2012 draft, which will undoubtedly be quarterback Andrew Luck of Stanford. Contrary to many pundits who believe that Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck cannot co-exist on the same team, I believe the situation is ideal for both. Manning is 37, and even if he comes back fully healthy next season, he can be expected to play only two or three more years at best. And he is the perfect guy to coach up Luck to play in the NFL. Meanwhile, even if Luck is anxious to become a starter, he has to recognize that the opportunity to learn from the best can only be great for what is a very promising and probably lengthy career. Especially given all the holes the Colts still have to plug on the offensive line, it will be in Luck's self-interest to watch from the sidelines next season (at least).