Wednesday, 29 February 2012 21:39
The Colts have made it clear that Andrew Luck will be their selection as the first pick of the draft, which puts the status of current franchise quarterback Peyton Manning in limbo.
Personally, as a Colts fan, I have been following this story since it became an issue back during the NFL season. It is my wish that a healthy Manning will return to the Colts to be their starting quarterback for the 2012 season.
In the back-and-forth public commenting between Manning and Colts’ owner Jim Irsay, it is not clear what will happen. Thus, I lose sleep at night with the fear of having to see Peyton Manning wear a different team’s uniform.
Manning, if there is no restructuring of the contract, is due nearly $28 million if the Colts choose to re-sign him.
That’s a lot of money for a quarterback who may not be able to compete at the level he once was. Hence why there is a dilemma.
To me, the solution is simple. Peyton should renegotiate the deal and come back to the Colts as the starting quarterback. If Indy, doesn’t want him to be starting quarterback, as much as it pains me to say this, then he should move on.
I remain optimistic that Manning will be the starting quarterback for the Colts next season, but it sure would be nice for it to be resolved soon.
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