Earlier this week, we wondered that, even if Kerry Collins had overcome his post-concussion symptoms, if it made more sense to start Curtis Painter at quarterback for the Colts.
Especially since Painter kept Indianapolis in the contest vs. the Buccaneers and surprised many of us by not playing terribly in his first NFL start before his team lost the game and ultimately fell to 0-4 on the season.
I didn’t see the point of running Collins back out on the field, and apparently, neither does Colts coach Jim Caldwell.
As reported by owner Jim Irsay on his Twitter account, Painter will start this Sunday vs. the Chiefs. Said Caldwell, via the Indianapolis Star: “There’s no question; he’s our starter.”
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*Pierre Garcon might have provided a tiny helping hand here.
But with the season already a lost cause anyway, the Colts should stick with Painter and see what he can accomplish over a 13-game stretch. Maybe, he’ll continue to surprise.
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