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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: Jan 7, 2012
Posted on: January 7, 2012 11:32 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

Andrew Luck is good... But trade the pick and get RG3 with some other high draft picks, might be the way to go... Cam ruled it this year, im guessing RG3 could do the same. PLUS Manning cant be touched with the way he runs an offense, i dont think Luck has the same knowledge, as good as he is. All Rookie QB's will go through a learnig curve (AKA many INTs)... so picking Luck is a gamble for the complete starting option.  Regardless of who the colts pick, I think RG3 will have a better year than luck...



Since: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2012 11:32 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

Is it any surprise?  Colts have been "sucking for Luck" for quite some time now!



Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2012 11:14 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

Colts will take Luck, Rams will take Kalil (Bradford has to be healthy to be good), Redskins trade up and take Griffin or Vikes take Claiborne, Browns take Blackmon........ Peyton isnt gonna be around for ever, you dont wanna have another season like this and Luck is a once in a lifetime QB. What are the odds behind Manning would be Luck, nobody seen this coming. I do believe the Colts have a major overhaul of the whole team too.



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2012 11:01 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

crap, I can't even spell. Embarassed



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2012 11:00 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

Even if the Colts wanted to trade the pick, they would still want other teams to think they want Luck. Until the pick is actually made, or  Manning announces his retirement, it's all just specualtion.



Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2012 10:55 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

rams u are now on the clock....please dont screw this up! your offense was the worst maybe in the history of the NFL. justin blackmon is a must pick! need a game breaker badly and some1 that can spread the field for sj39. i could live w/ a stud DB like patrick peterson......wait, nevermind,  PICK BLACKMON!



Since: Jul 27, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2012 10:44 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

Luck is the pick, no question & with Peyton, if he is or is not going to be 100% this year you ask him to reduce his contract.  There is no way he will play anyplace else, with the knowledge of the offense between him & his teammates it will take too long for any other players to get on the same page with him enough to satisfy an EGO that big!!!!!!




Since: Jan 7, 2012
Posted on: January 7, 2012 10:40 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

the new General Manager and Head Coach for the Indianapolis Colts Bill Cowher  and take Andrew Luck with the first pick



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2012 10:35 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

Good move. Trade Manning to a team that needs a qb to contend. Like the jets. Won't happen I'm sure but it would be nic to see what a relatively healthy Manning could do with the same exact players and coaches as Sanchez had. Make the playoffs I'd bet



Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2012 10:21 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

1983 the colts take with their first pick a franchise quarterback  from Stanford...1984 colts move from Baltimore to Indi,famed quarterback never plays a down for them,but has a wonderful career in Tebowland....2012 the colts take with their first pick a franchise quarterback from Stanford?????Just maybe if we could get a good left tackle,a few guys that could stop the run,a running back that could break his way out of a wet paperbag,1-2 healthy recievers,and PEYTON BACK!!!!!


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