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THE SEEMINGLY ENDLESS QUARTERBACK DEBATE

Posted by coltsindianapolis on January 17, 2012 – 11:10 am

Every week Colts.com features a blog written by one of our fans. This week’s blog was submitted by CPearison45

With the 2012 NFL Draft a little over three months away, there has been much discussion on how the Indianapolis Colts should handle their first overall pick. Some fans have shown their support to draft Andrew Luck, the starting quarterback from Stanford University. He was coached and mentored by Jim “Captain Comeback” Harbaugh during his first two years at Stanford and is possibly the most-hyped quarterback since John Elway (who most Colts fans know was drafted #1 overall in 1983 by the Baltimore Colts, only to see him traded away to the Broncos after he refused to play for Robert Irsay).

Luck has had a profound college career and has chosen to forego his senior season to declare for the NFL Draft. His career statistics have been impressive: 9,430 yards, 82 Touchdowns, 22 Interceptions. He has had 1,064 passing attempts with 713 completions for an overall completion record of 67%. He has also had 163 rushing attempts for 957 yards (5.9 yards per carry) with 7 Rushing TDs, and averages 25.2 yards per game.

Andrew Luck was decorated with many awards his junior year while leading the Stanford to an 11-2 record. These awards include; First Team All-America, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Heisman Trophy Runner-Up, Davey O’Brien Award Finalist, Manning Award Finalist, Academic All-America of the Year, Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year, First Team All Pac-12, First Team Pac-12 All Academic Team, and Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, October 17, 2011.

Many football fans and insiders believe Luck is a shoo-in for the #1 overall pick. He has a very high intelligence level and has proven he can comprehend a pro playbook. He is the embodiment of an NFL-caliber quarterback with very high accuracy, great technique, and is fundamentally sound. He’s a relatively good sized quarterback too, standing at 6’-4” and roughly 235 pounds.

There has also been criticism of Luck, some saying he’s highly overrated. A lot of talk has been about his poor arm strength and the inability to throw the long ball. However, this can be countered by the fact that his receiving corps at Stanford is one of the slowest corps in all of college. His non-threat of the deep ball could possibly be attributed to his receivers simply not being able to shake the DBs. It is also said that Luck only throws downfield when it is off a play action, with more of his passes coming off of small 5-yard completions. This leads many to believe that his success is only from a product of a dominating run game at Stanford. Could he still have this success with the Colts with their current run game offense which is one of the lowest in the league? Others question Luck’s ability to make his teammates play to their full potential. Can he be the elite quarterback that will rally his team to perform in all circumstances?

So there are pros and cons for the Colts to draft Andrew Luck first overall in this year’s draft. So that leaves the question, if there are disadvantages of drafting Luck, then who would the number two option be? That turns this discussion to Robert Griffin III.

RG3 has also had a very prolific college career at Baylor University. His career statistics: 10,366 yards, 78 Touchdowns, 17 Interceptions. He had 1,182 passing attempts with 790 completions for a 66.8% completion percentage (awfully close to that of Mr. Luck). He has also rushed for 2,273 yards on 528 attempts (a 4.3 yards per carry average), with 33 Rushing Touchdowns and 56.83 yards per game.

RG3 won the prestigious Heisman Trophy Award in 2011 and the Davey O’Brien Award.

There are numerous positives surrounding Robert Griffin III and his ability to become an elite NFL quarterback. He has great arm strength that will keep the opposing team’s secondary on their toes with the possibility of a deep ball on every play. He is extremely accurate in the pocket and while scrambling and is one of the most mobile quarterbacks we’ve seen. He’s extremely polished in his quarterbacking style. This style complements the slow move of the NFL quarterback from the traditional pocket passer (e.g. Manning, Brady) to the mobile, rushing quarterback (e.g. Cam Newton, Aaron Rodgers). Griffin represents a dual-threat quarterback and could end up being the face of the new era. Many speculate he could have a better rookie season than Cam Newton just had, depending on where he ends up. Even former Colts coach Tony Dungy mentioned on the Sunday Night Football telecast the idea of drafting Griffin over Luck.

Of course, there are negatives about Griffin also. RG3 is smaller than Andrew Luck, at 6’-2” and roughly 220 pounds. He’s also receiving the stereotypical criticisms about his scrambling and questions on whether or not he’ll be able to utilize the NFL playbook. There has also been speculation that his decision making is not where it should be and he cannot aptly read defenses nor command the line of scrimmage as need be for an elite quarterback.

There are obvious reasons to draft either quarterback this year, but in the end, what it will all boil down to is whether Peyton Manning is healthy or not. If it is determined that the Colts will not retain Peyton any further, than most would say that Luck is the obvious choice. He has the Manning-esque qualities that led us to amazing success during the 2000s. If this happens, than anything Luck can bring to team is a step up from the quarterback showing we watched this past season. If Peyton is healthy, drafting Luck could be a potentially horrible decision. Why? Because Luck is not the type of quarterback that will want to sit behind anyone, he does not want to be Aaron Rodgers. We could possibly see another John Elway or even Eli Manning situation where the newly-drafted quarterback refuses to sign with that team. Griffin would be the obvious choice to draft if Peyton is indeed healthy and able to play next season. Griffin is a very good quarterback already, but he would be more inclined to be mentored by Peyton and to sit and learn for a few seasons. After the dismal season we just concluded, it definitely goes to show that we’re in desperate need for a well-groomed success for when Peyton does retire, and I believe Griffin is that successor.


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45 Responses to “THE SEEMINGLY ENDLESS QUARTERBACK DEBATE”

  1. By Stanford AD on Jan 17, 2012 | Reply

    I know he still had one year of eligibility left, but wasn’t Luck a senior this year? Didn’t he redshirt a year?

  2. By clepper on Jan 17, 2012 | Reply

    Good points Mrs. Pearison but I still believe Luck is the better choice.

  3. By ray-ray on Jan 17, 2012 | Reply

    dungy is into this black man revival thing.matt barkely is better than both.

  4. By mrba4775 on Jan 17, 2012 | Reply

    after reading this excellent article i hav 2 agree with CPearison45.if peyton is 100% healthy to return to full capacity next nfl season, the colts should trade down to draft a qb and it doesn’t hav 2 b RG3, the other qb that will probably slide into the 1st round after the combines and pro days are over are ryan trannehill of texas a/m and nick foles of arizona. trannehill is 6-4 230 and foles is 6-5 245 both hav upside and would gladly sit with a clipboard under the master for a few years in learning the same system as manning did also these qb represent a dual threat as well, it just that they were on teams that didn’t fullfill their potential, in addition, the colts with additional draft picks could fill some obvious holes in their defense and offensive line @ the same time instead of investing all their cap space on having manning an luck. so if i was the colts i would trade down still get the qb of the future plus additional draft picks, even if manning is not healthy trade the pick and slect one those qb with the additional draft picks, it’s a win win proposition for the colts.

  5. By Dray on Jan 18, 2012 | Reply

    ray-ray, what kind of comment is this: “dungy is into this black man revival thing.matt barkely is better than both.”

  6. By soerentang on Jan 18, 2012 | Reply

    I think you make a valid point mrba. but I have to say, if you get the chance to pick the next top QB of a decade, you do it.
    So that leaves the choice between Luck and RG3 (and that’s the subject anyway ;)
    Now, Luck is probably the best passer, I think everybody can agree on that. He has the style of a young Manning, but with the ability to run.
    RG3 on the other hand, is expected to be Cam Newton 2, just to sum it up quickly.

    What can Peyton Manning teach each one of them? With Luck, it’s basicly the same thing, except you have to worry that, in fact Luck isn’t as good as we all thought.

    But in RG3, you have a guy who could need some polish, but also has a different ability to bring to the game. The run.

    So, for me the question is, with Cam Newtons breakout season in mind, wouldn’t you have loved seeing what he could have done with 3 seasons behind Peyton Manning?

    On a sidenote, if Manning isn’t healthy, with the offensive line we got, wouldn’t you rather see a mobile guy under center, than a pocket passer?

    So as painfull as it is for my love of good pocket passers, I say Griffin as well, knowing that if he turns out a bust, I will hate myself for the rest of my life.

  7. By @AskTheWho on Jan 18, 2012 | Reply

    Trade the first pick for an entire team, then get RG3, trade him for another half of a team and hope for Barkley next year. Sounds easy, right? Then start Orlovsky next year if 18 isn’t healthy. Shoot, trade Peyton for another teams draft picks over the next 3 seasons. Trade ‘em all! Let’s take a page out of the Bill Belichick playbook and set ourselves up for the next 10-20 years. Make it work and don’t worry about what the douches on ESPN say. Damnit! -@AskTheWho

  8. By J IOWA! on Jan 18, 2012 | Reply

    Biggest factor in deciding what type of QB to draft? What style of football will the new rebuilding COLTS play? Will it be the same old offense or will it be a new run and shoot QB scramble type offense which Grigson has roots with? Different styles of play require different styles of PLAYERS. If COLTS are truely going in a NEW direction, don’t be surprised if they trade the 1st overall pick to load up on new players to fit there system. Either way they go, I believe Manning will play for at least 2 years to help make the transition smooth!

  9. By david on Jan 18, 2012 | Reply

    okay now this is what the colts should do first if peyton manning is healthy keep him straight up thgere will be more quarter backs what u reallyh need to do is get someone on defense because you dont have bob sanders anymore so pick someone good up or if u get andrew luck he might turn out like rfeally bad because the nfl is so much different than ncaa so keep peyton manning you know what he is capable of and and get some dfensive players or get a wide receiver because reggie wayne is about to retire soon

  10. By david on Jan 18, 2012 | Reply

    keep peyton you have lost almost every game without him that shows how much you need him

  11. By Al on Jan 19, 2012 | Reply

    Bottom line is that the NFL is right now a QB driven league. A great QB can hide a lot of team weaknesses and a pedestrian QB can drag down a real good team. From above, I thought Tannehill was a pretty good college and may have a decent career as a backup or maybe starter but the only Foles comparison I can make is Painter.

    Draft Luck and work it out with Manning.

  12. By christopher gibson on Jan 19, 2012 | Reply

    woww i am honestly suprised with a lot of the colts fans wanting to send peyton manning off for andrew luck really
    i want to see peyton play next season next season i don’t want to see another peyton manning less season peyton has been the face of this fransice for years even if he can’t ever play again keep peyton with the colts as a mentor for the new quarter backcause if he knows he can’t ever again i’m sure he won’t ask for as much money i think even if he can play for the colts next season that he is ok with restructoring his contract to help efford the other players colts need for the team rebuilding process peyton manning is a guy who love to play football and i’m sure ok with a few sacrifices for his team to make it better

  13. By m roll on Jan 19, 2012 | Reply

    they should get t-rich

  14. By BIGWEEZYBREEZY on Jan 19, 2012 | Reply

    hello my colt brothers. just wanted to say that Peyton is our #1 son in the N.O. We know the integrity of the Mannings. We watched Archie get traded by Bum and it was hard to watch him play. He never had a team but, did it all alone. If you think Peyton will sit, your crazy. If you think it will have no impact on your future, your deluded. I have read comments of his loyalty because of the chance the colts gave him. unbelievable, don’t let him make you pay for treating him wrong. It must be hard for San diego to watch Brees’s sucsess with the Saints.
    Good LUCK.

  15. By akrose on Jan 19, 2012 | Reply

    Peyton Manning is the face of the Indianappolis Colts Franchise, he is the one whom made the Colts Famous and if they let him go I bet they will lose alot of fans. The talk goes round and round and round what Peyton is going to do or what the owner will decide to do with him. There are many hats Peyton Manning could wear and still stay with the Indianappolis Colts. I know the owner if he is as smart as they say he is has already thought about keeping him for a coach. No one knows yet if Peyton can play in 2012. But it would be three times shame on the Colts if they let him go and find he still has all the superb qualities that make him what he is. I love to watch that man play ball. He is well respected by the players, and by the fans. He is just an all around clean outstanding quarterback. Whatever Peyton decides to do I wish him the best of everything. I have enjoyed watching the Colts when Peyton was playing and some of the plays he made took my breathe away. The best to you Peyton.

  16. By Steven. on Jan 19, 2012 | Reply

    The past 13 years I’ve called myself a Colts fan. I’ve been there with this team through everything, the good, the bad, the horrible, and the amazing. When this past season opened up, I was devastated to see that Manning wasn’t going to open, there went one of his records, more then anything, it was seeing him not play that first game is what killed me. Then I find out it’s gonna be more like a few weeks, …then possibly 6-10 weeks and then it comes down to he’s just not coming back at all this season. Now in the past month it’s come down to he might not come back at all, traded or retirement. This is all very insane to me. I’ve come to the conclusion, as much as I love Reggie, Pierre, Collie, Freeney, Mathis, Clark, Addai, Saturday and many more. If Peyton retires on his own will, fine, it’ll bum me out, but fine, he’s doing that for him. But if this organization bails on him, I’m over it. That’s my conclusion, I’m not a Colts fan, I’m a Peyton fan, if he goes, I’m gone and I hope a lot more people will follow, cause it’s just wrong. I guess that’s just how it is in Sports, but it’s ridiculous. Specially when it comes down to someone like Peyton, I shouldn’t like Brady, but I do, he’s one of the best, but regardless of what anyone says, Peyton is the best. Look at a few seasons back, Brady goes out game one, that team still made it to the playoffs with out him. Kinda like Montana, he’s out, the team still does good with Young, even won a Super Bowl with Young. This season, Manning doesn’t make it, the team cant even win, barely won 2 games at the end of the season, it’s horrible. So look at Peyton’s Records, achievements, stats, years, and the Super Bowl he got the team, and you’re gonna debate whether or not you want him back? There should be no debate about this situation. We’re looking at a guy that is literally Johnny Unitas, Joe Montana, Bret Farve, and Tom Brady and a extra just from Peyton, all put into one guy, he just doesn’t have the team around him, so sometimes it’s him literally doing it all by himself. Quit the debate, he doesn’t deserve to hear about this crap.

  17. By BrownsTitansFan on Jan 19, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think keeping a first round draft pick sitting on the bench a couple of years to learn behind a great quarterback like Peyton is such a bad thing. the learning curve from college to the pro’s is great. It’s faster, the guys are bigger and it is more complex with bigger playbooks. To throw a young quarterback into the starting lineup straight out of college can ruin him. there is no harm done to let the man sit and learn-if the team can afford it.

  18. By Matt on Jan 19, 2012 | Reply

    keep peyton and get a different position. Supposedly DT or SS. Trust Peyton, if anybody deserves peyton, its the colts.

  19. By CaseyK on Jan 20, 2012 | Reply

    No matter who they take I don’t see how anyone can justify letting Peyton go if he is healthy. As we have seen from this year if Peyton plays for a team they are a playoff contender. Personally I think they should rebuild around Peyton as he mentors Luck.

  20. By TFORTWAYNE on Jan 20, 2012 | Reply

    I love Manning but I think he should retire. 4 reasons: 1)He has enough money to fund a small country 2)He has proven everything he has set out to do. 3)His health is not worth the risk. 4) The salary made available would enable Indy to get serious talent in a few needed areas.

    Manning has done so many great things in the Indy area and it would be a shame if he left. Please Manning please don’t turn into another Brett Farve and travel all over the country. Enjoy your accomplishments right here in Indy.

  21. By Rob Lowe on Jan 20, 2012 | Reply

    Peyton won’t pass the physical so he won’t be with the colts. He’ll probably retire. The colts need to take the best QB they can get, that would be Luck. If they want someone to run the ball they need to get a top notch RB. I am so sick of people swooning over running QBs. They all end up getting hurt, OFTEN. Get a quality pocket passer and protect his a s s. If he can scramble a little and make a play or two with his legs that’s great, but leave the rushing yards and TDs to the running backs for gods sake.

  22. By ray on Jan 20, 2012 | Reply

    I read everyone’s opinion. I’ve been a fan since 1966 (ten years old)… I’ve seen it all. Each of you is entitle to have your own. What ever happens happens… none of us can change that. You can elect to follow Manning if he plays someplace else which I plan to do and I will always follow the Fame Horseshoe. I wish and pray for the best (players that are staying and those that move on) and it’s not 100% in stone if any of the new QBs will ever be as good as the ones we had before in our stable. I enjoyed the good years and wish for the bad ones to be brief and not so many. If the Colts decide to go another direction please keep in mind change is painful but out of pain can come gain. At the end of the day are we a better football team because of it? There’s a lot of pending change that our team will be facing, don’t you change, continue to support the owners, new coaching staff, the team and each other. I can’t wait to see if and how all of the pieces fall into place… Both the defense and Offense will look different going forward. I really believe when Tony D left the change should had happen then, instead of what’s happening now. Our style of football should have evolved, play on both sides of the ball. The Tampa 2 is from the Tony’s era. You can’t go back, so many teams are doing some fun things on defense, and we aren’t. I hear how other teams are playing fast, having fun… I didn’t see any smiles on our team face. It’s time for a change, and I’m sure no one is opposing to that. I’m looking forward for that to happen to our team. I’m embracing the moment and I will always support our team. It almost remind me of a marriage for better or worst and when I’m out in public and see another fan sporting the Colts’ colors, I get so excited talking about our team and the pride it gives me to say, hey from top down, we are a good football team bursting with pride. Go Blue

  23. By Bruce on Jan 20, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t believe we or the colts front office is talking about “quarterback debate”. What is there to debate??? You have Manning who has given the franchise the best 10+ years and you have luck (or any other QB) who has done absolutely for the franchise Are you kidding me??? Peyton Manning is the reason the Colts have millions of fans across the counrty (not just in Indy). For us to “debating QB” is absurd and disrespectful to Peyton. If Peyton is healthy, there should be no doubt he is our starter until he wants to retire. If he wants to retire today, he should immediately be our Head Coach. The man is a genius if you’re talking football. Luck is just a college kid who hasn’t taken a snap in the NFL. Let me remind some of you who thinks we should get rid of Peyton of Ryan Leaf, Vince Young, David Carr, Cade McNown, Joey Harrington, Akili Smith, Tim Couch. I can go on and on…All of these guys are top college QB but has proven not worthy to play in the NFL. So for us to even talk about Luck for Peyton is ridiculous and disloyal to Peyton.

  24. By Macaws on Jan 20, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve been a colts fan since they came here. I think akrose above said it best. I want Payton to make the best decision for his family and career, health or not.

  25. By akrose on Jan 20, 2012 | Reply

    Peyton I have to say one more thing, I believe your famous not just in Indy but in many other places because of the way you play ball, and how you are with your team. When my friends or family talk about you we all say the same thing pretty much and its with great respect for you as a person, and as a player. You are able to get out of another player what you do because you give them respect. If you want respect you have to give it and you do have respect. Your name is a household name because of the skills you have, but also because of the way you will work harder then anyone else, you don’t send them out to do anything that you would not be willing to do yourself. I hope you stay with the team in the blue and white uniform, you look and play great in that team uniform. If you decide to not play again I hope with all the skills you have that you stay with The Colts. I truly love the whole team and what you are all together as a team. I know it was sad and hard times for you to just watch the team play this year. I know you love the game, its in your blood. And thank you for all the great games we got to watch you play with the colts team. I would still love to see you in the uniform playing. But you have to do whats best for you. Love you Colts !!

  26. By jared on Jan 20, 2012 | Reply

    Honestly, I don’t care who they pick. Some people here need to correct their grammar and spelling mistakes. I cannot understand when everything is spelled wrong.

  27. By robert on Jan 21, 2012 | Reply

    I say sign Matt Flynn from the packers and trade the #1 pick for as much as you can get for it and Peyton if they can get much. Look at the production they got from Rogers after they let Favre go. They could build a great team from all the picks they would accumulate.

  28. By akrose on Jan 21, 2012 | Reply

    Suffice it to say we love the Colts Team, we are fans of Peyton Manning (Big Time Fans) and we all want the best for our team. Go Colts! The rebuilding is going on. It will all gel together. And us fans will be there too watch many more games. I cannot say there is one team member I don’t like, they are all great.

  29. By IrishColt38 on Jan 21, 2012 | Reply

    Lets not rush out and send one the best qb’s in history down the road. Even the 49′ers made Young sit and wait. If Peyton is 100% healthy you have to agree he gives us the best chance to make it back to the playoffs or super bowl next year. The Colts are in a once in a lifetime opurtunity. Not many franchises have this many cards to play and fellow Colt’s fans we all can agree the Colt’s are holding them all. What ever the front office does odds are the future of the Indianapolis Colts is going to be better than ever.

  30. By Smitty on Jan 21, 2012 | Reply

    For one I get tired of watching players help build a franchise just to be dropped at the first sign of wear on their part. There needs to be some loyalty to these players that laid it on the line for their team. As far as the post Aaron Rogers is not a true rushing quarterback. That would be Cunningham, Newton, and Vic….I guess Young, Steve that is. Peyton should be there period if healthy enough to play. As far as quarterback Griffin will make an impact in some offense but if he fails to develop he will slowly faid like most other athletic quarterbacks. Luck is a gamble like every other top picks at the No 1 if it holds up. You just never know. I would draft the one who could learn from Peyton and would develp a running game. To be honest there I am not sure what happens in practice but Rhodes has been the better performing in games that I can recall, such as playoffs, superbowl, and last year….Would love to add more but have to run for work. The Colts need to keep Peyton show some loyalty to the players that made you, plain and simple without that draft you are still the bucs, or saints of the 70′s and 80′s.

  31. By Steve Dillner on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Trade the pick if Manning is healthy. Who knows what’s coming out of college the next 4 or 5 years.

  32. By gabe on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    I can see RG3 in a colts uniform but not luck…..people are right luck is OVERRATED and even though RG3 he is still UNDERRATED…..but I think you draft RG3 and secure manning…..instead of making this luck or manning thing confusing……go with RG3 and secure manning…

  33. By Smitty on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    RG3 is a bigger gamble than Luck. I mean with Luck he either is or isn’t the man in the NFL. RG3 like most running quarterbacks (not scrambling but running) he will be able to win games and put together a winning season with a team but they dont win superbowls or make Dynasties. This is just a fact.

  34. By Donnie Raines on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    I say forget Luck and draft Wide Receiver Blackmon. He is a Beast and will become one of the Best Dominating receiver in the NFl like calvin Johnson. Stay with Peyton because I believe he still wanting to play 3 to 4 more years. Just think how we dominate with a receiver like him by Manning’s side? Then go defense for the rest of the draft. Maybe pickup a running back in free agency that is still good. We can be Super Bowl contenders for the next 4 yrs in a row if we do this. I rather be a contender and try to win it all with Manning’s last years then draft luck and start over and he could be a bust like Ryan Leaf? Go Colts… I wish i Could work for Irsay’s. lol

  35. By anthony on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    i think tht they should keep peyton manning and get andrew luck and have him play under peyton until paeyton retires and they have paeyton as the QB coach because he is one of the greatest QB’s of all time he has alot of records and mvp’s under his belt and i think he should leave the NFL on a good note with 2 superbowl rings.

  36. By Ethan on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve been a colts fan since I was 12 If the colts trade Peyton I’m through with them, I will not support them anymore.

  37. By Ado on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    I´m writing from Denmark and I can tell you one thing!No metter who people are cheering for – Peyton Manning is most respected player in the game. Hopefully he´ll be back next year and few more afterwards.

    It will break my heart to see him play in any other uniform then Colts blue and white.

    I supose that those two QB´s mentioned previously are good and have a great future ahead og them BUT Peyton is THE BEST NFL PLAYER that ever walked this earth. He is Mr.MVP and should never ever be traded away…

    Blue nation we´ll be back next year behin Manning and again in SB contention…

  38. By Colts on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    I Hope They Decide To Go With RG3 He Has Far More Potential Than Luck.

  39. By Tom on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    The news of Peyton playing for any other team has my two sons almost heartbroken. I remember when the 49′s traded away my childhood superstar, Joe Montana, it was devastating. Living in central Illinois, my boys have loved the Colts and the St. Louis Cardinals. Pujols was hard, Peyton will hurt more. If he does leave, there better be a statue outside of Lucas Oil within a month.

  40. By Chris on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    I believe the best qb that would fit into this organization and possibly be willing to sit behind Peyton to gain the knowledge needed to become a great NFL qb is Kellen Moore. He has great arm strength and has proven in his college career that he can also scramble when the time was needed. As his college record shows he has a serve to win. Some people may argue that his confrence was not difficult, but you do not put those kind of numbers up without having talent. My suggestion is to trade down the number one pick for extras and pick up Kellen Moore.

  41. By Joe on Jan 26, 2012 | Reply

    There is no debate. Manning if healthy will be the QB. Luck will be the qb drafted by the colts. I just hope Mr. Luck will be willing to sit for a year, 2 at most, and learn from Arguably the best to have played the game. Because a healthy Peyton Manning in another uniform is not something i would want to see

  42. By Bryce on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Why Would you give Peyton up? He wants another chance to bring us another super bowl win why not trust him like we have in the past and give him some chances Peyton a smart man he will know when he cant play anymore hes not going to keep playing to play he will retire when he feels like he has done his part with the colts Never give up on Peyton. As for the first draft round pick Yes after he is gone we need someone to take his place but we also need a better D our secondary his horrible we need better corners and a better defensive line that can bring pressure and protect from the run. But Bottom Line Manning needs another chance with the colts.

  43. By Steve on Feb 29, 2012 | Reply

    I called RGIII Peyton’s air-appearent on this web-site after their first game against TCU this past season. I am sticking with that call.

  44. By Steve on Feb 29, 2012 | Reply

    We will need a mobile QB.

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