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Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:23 pm
 
IrsayBy Josh Katzowitz

With Colts owner Jim Irsay currently looking for a general manager to replace Chris Polian, who was fired along with his father Bill last week, he won’t have to ask anybody he interviews how they’d handle the 2012 No. 1 draft pick. That’s because he already knows what he wants, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

As has long been suspected, the Colts reportedly will choose Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck in April, and no matter who’s brought in to take over for the Polian’s, that decision will not be altered.

Some wondered if the reason Bill Polian was fired in the first place was because he and Peyton Manning weren’t getting along -- Irsay is an unabashed fan of his quarterback and thinks of him as family. Polian said the rumors of a rift were untrue.

"He was the first person into the office after it happened," Polian told the Associated Press on Wednesdasy. "There's no rift at all. None.

Now, though, the big questions continue to be what the Colts actually will do about Manning, who’s due a $28 million bonus in March. Would Manning want to play with Luck? Will Manning's neck be healthy? Would the Colts ship Manning somewhere else to give Luck the chance to play immediately?

Now that we seemingly know who the Colts will take with the No. 1 pick, we might have to wait a few more months before the rest of those other questions can be answered.  

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Comments

Since: Dec 19, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:52 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

That's Classic...the Rams are on the board :o)...GO NINERS !!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Dec 19, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:50 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

Luck might throw well..BUT has anyone heard this guy talk ? Good Luck with the commercial endorsements...LOL




Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:49 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

The Rams are on the board!



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:46 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

I thought NFL personnel are not suppose to publicly talk about who they will draft. It's obvious that not even one great QB can save the sorry Colts franchise. They need to hire Jimmy Johnson so Johnson can trade the top pick and Dallas Clark to get multiple draft picks. Only then can the Colts be saved. 



Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:44 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

I am stunned - I thought I was finally going to get the call



Since: Aug 7, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:42 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

Next thing you know, they'll tell us water is wet!

Call Ripley's!!!



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:42 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

Payton Manning to the 49er's? Two first round picks.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:38 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

Wait what?!  What madness is this?!   I thought they were going to let Peyton Manning use his neck as a tackling sled!   Taking Andrew Luck!?!  No way!  I don't believe it!


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