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08:02 AM ET 03.30 | Andy Dalton has been on the move, up draft boards and from town to town while meeting with teams. Dalton has plenty of workouts and visits scheduled. But one workout that's new to the list is quite interesting. A source confirmed the right-handed passer is scheduled to work out for the Indianapolis Colts before the draft. Starting QB Peyton Manning recently turned 35, but based on his outstanding durability, he'll probably play into his 40s. So why work out Dalton when the Colts picked QB Curtis Painter in the sixth round of the 2009 draft? The Colts could be looking to upgrade over Painter, who technically is the only quarterback under contract for next season.

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March 30, 2011  08:05 AM ET

Gotta start thinking about the future now, Manning isn't getting any younger.

March 30, 2011  08:05 AM ET

Very good! Dalton can play. He has more to offer than some of the other mentioned qb's that will go higher.

March 30, 2011  08:07 AM ET

Andy Dalton will also be known from this point on as ...WHO?

March 30, 2011  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Very good! Dalton can play. He has more to offer than some of the other mentioned qb's that will go higher.

If Dalton were 6'4" he'd probably go first overall.

March 30, 2011  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Very good! Dalton can play. He has more to offer than some of the other mentioned qb's that will go higher.

Yep... the kid could sit and watch one of the greatest ever and when his time comes, would be a far better option than Jim Sorgi ever could be.

March 30, 2011  08:11 AM ET
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Andy Dalton will also be known from this point on as ...WHO?

TCU...the team that should have been ranked no. 1 last season, but I digress on that ridiculous process.

March 30, 2011  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Andy Dalton will also be known from this point on as ...WHO?

Just saying Count... this kid can play.

March 30, 2011  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Andy Dalton will also be known from this point on as ...WHO?

Exactly.

March 30, 2011  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Exactly.

One of these days... when you are sill searching for a QB after this little Tebow experiment fails, you're gonna remember Tx and ol' Otis saying "you could have had this kid instead"...

March 30, 2011  08:18 AM ET
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Andy Dalton will also be known from this point on as ...WHO?

That's easy. He'll be known as Clipboard boy.

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March 30, 2011  08:20 AM ET
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Just saying Count... this kid can play.

I know what your saying.

March 30, 2011  08:21 AM ET

Dalton could have a lot worse mentors than Peyton to learn from.

March 30, 2011  08:21 AM ET
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Peyton has a few more years left in him so I'm not sure if getting a QB for the future now is worth it,

Packers (see - Rodgers, Aaron) might disagree...

March 30, 2011  08:21 AM ET
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One of these days... when you are sill searching for a QB after this little Tebow experiment fails, you're gonna remember Tx and ol' Otis saying "you could have had this kid instead"...

True. As has been proven many times, a Heisman does not guarantee success in the NFL.

March 30, 2011  08:24 AM ET
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Dalton could have a lot worse mentors than Peyton to learn from.

Does Peyton bring a clipboard guy to back him up when he does commercials?

March 30, 2011  08:24 AM ET
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Packers (see - Rodgers, Aaron) might disagree...

Matt Hasselbeck was another that sat behind Favre.

March 30, 2011  08:25 AM ET
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Does Peyton bring a clipboard guy to back him up when he does commercials?

Who do you think made those bubblewrap shoulder pads?

March 30, 2011  08:26 AM ET
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Does Peyton bring a clipboard guy to back him up when he does commercials?

Maybe Justin Timberlake holds the clipboard.

 
March 30, 2011  08:28 AM ET
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Matt Hasselbeck was another that sat behind Favre.

Yup... never hurts to have talent available.

Jerrah has made a reputation for drafting "backups"... instead of drafting the best player on the board.


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