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King’s Ransom: The Indianapolis Colts, Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck

Posted By George McMillan On November 2, 2011 @ 10:11 pm In Colts News | No Comments

This year, a unique opportunity will be offered to the absolute worst team in the NFL.

Andrew Luck, a quarterback considered a “can’t miss” prospect by pro scouts, will in all likelihood forego his senior year at Stanford and enter the NFL Draft. Luck will almost certainly be taken with the first pick in the draft, as he has been praised as an elite prospect since his redshirt freshman year at Stanford.

Luck’s impending draft status comes at a unique time for Bill Polian and the Indianapolis Colts, as Indy is experiencing its first losing season in a decade. The Colts will not only have a losing season, it is possible that they won’t even win a game.

The loss of All-Pro quarterback Peyton Manning has exposed holes at nearly every position on the Colts roster, and Manning’s future durability has now come into question.

As the losses pile up, Colts fans are also placed in an unusual position: being out of the playoff race in November. As is accustomed for a fan of a losing team, one begins to look forward to the draft, when one’s team is consistently failing to get it done on the field.

As Luck would have it, Indianapolis is now in position to draft the most cerebral quarterback since Manning himself.

Because of this unprecedented wealth at quarterback, the Colts will be left with many options. Four such options will now be broken down with the given assumption that Indianapolis can “Suck for Luck” enough to “earn” the first overall pick.

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