The Andrew Luck Debate

I have been hearing a lot of talk about Andrew Luck and what the Colt’s should do during next seasons draft, so I figured I would put in my two cents. I haven’t watched much of Andrew Luck all season until I watched the Fiesta Bowl a few nights ago. He made me feel like I was watching Peyton Manning. He was controlling the game, moving around the lineman, receivers, and running backs and that shows how smart this kid actually is. He only had four incompletions, going 27 of 31 which is over 90 percent and is ridiculous for that many attempts. There is no question in my mind that this kid is the real deal. I could see him stepping in and leading a team to the playoffs in his first year, but should he be thrown right into the starting quarterback role in the NFL?

This leads to the question of whether or not the Colts should take him at number one in the draft. Peyton Manning missed the entire season with a neck injury which nobody really knew much about, and quite frankly I still don’t know much about it. That gives the injury a sense of uncertainty, especially in the future. Who knows, Manning could come back the same player when healthy, or he could tweak it again and miss an entire season. In my opinion, the Colt’s should take Andrew Luck, no question. Manning is 35 years old, and like I said before, his quality of play is uncertain after this injury. I would take Luck and keep Manning as the starter, so Luck could learn from one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. Think of how much better Luck would be if he sat as a backup for a few years behind Peyton Manning. I think he could be great. I know it would be a huge strain on the Colt’s payroll, and it probably isn’t the best idea to tie up most of your money in one position, but the Colt’s need to think about the near future. And the Peyton Manning era could be close to over. So what do you think the Colts should do, take Luck and have him sit, take Luck and trade Manning, or just trade the pick away?