I personally don't think it happens this year. Maybe over the next couple of years but not yet.
If it's going to happen, it's going to happen now. The Colts are staring down the barrel of a $28 million roster bonus due to him in March and they don't even know if he will ever be able to play again.
With his condition would he be worth that much on the trading block? Any team would be taking a huge risk. For Indy wouldnt it be best for him to stay and tutor a new QB? It looks like him playing is a 10 to 12 win difference. There are only so many great QBs in the NFL, unless you know you are getting something equal or better why trade him? Over the last 25 years only twice has a HOF QB been replaced by a QB that you saw very little drop off. In those 2 times the backup had been with the team for a few years. Most of the time it is a wreck.
The gap in our economy is between what we have and what we think we ought to have--and that is a moral problem, not an economic one. - Paul Heyne
As a life long Colts fan, if this happens, I'm burning everything down from where I'm at to Jim Irsays home.
It'll be a bloodbath.
Dear God, you and I share a lifelong devotion for the same team. I will be very unhappy if they unload Peyton. As long as his neck doesn't limit him he easily has at least 2 or 3 elite seasons left in him that Luck could tutor under.
Why would you care if Manning is traded? You are about to have luck who is likely going to be extremely good and on top of that you get to clear cap space so the rest of your team isn't awful.
I agree that Luck will be very good, but it's unlikely he will be very good in his rookie season. Rookie QB's are rarely truly good. Manning threw as many picks as TD's in his rookie season. Cam Newton was pretty good, but even he couldn't lead his team to a winning record. In my opinion it would be better for Luck to sit behind Peyton for a couple of seasons.
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