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09:35 AM ET 12.11 | Andrew Luck may be NFL-ready, but the Stanford quarterback - who could end up joining Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts - said Friday that he would have no problem being drafted by a team with an established quarterback. "I'm sure it would be a positive. I'm sure it would all work out, whatever the situation is," said Luck, who was in Baltimore to accept the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which goes to college football's top senior or fourth-year junior quarterback.

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December 11, 2011  09:44 AM ET

That would be a lot of money tied up in one position if Manning stays.

December 11, 2011  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

That would be a lot of money tied up in one position if Manning stays.

Yes, but if they get rid of Manning, their management would be crucified by Indy faithful. Additionally, Luck would get demolished because of that crappy offensive line. David Carr anyone?

December 11, 2011  09:53 AM ET
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Yes, but if they get rid of Manning, their management would be crucified by Indy faithful. Additionally, Luck would get demolished because of that crappy offensive line. David Carr anyone?

Hasn't management already been crucified for not addressing the inevitable departure of Manning?

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December 11, 2011  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

That would be a lot of money tied up in one position if Manning stays.

Yes, but only around $5 million per year for Luck with the new CBA rules for rookie pay.
a solid backup QB gets around $3 million on most teams.

December 11, 2011  10:39 AM ET

He should demand it. A years apprenticeship is the best scenario he could hope for.

December 11, 2011  10:58 AM ET

Who could have imagined the Colts would be win less in week 14 and leading the Suck for Luck sweepstakes?

December 11, 2011  11:11 AM ET

The Stanford kid is supposed to say what exactly to this stupid question? "Ship out the old fart I'm ready to go."

December 11, 2011  11:35 AM ET

Indy will trade Peyton Manning to the Eagles for a bounty, reunite Manning with his former line coach Howard Mudd....after Indy selects Luck #1 overall.
Vick will be traded to Miami, where Andy Reid will be coaching, after he gets fired. Jeff Fisher accepts the offer to coach the 2012 Eagles. Fisher reunites with former d-line coach in Tenn. Jim Washburn who is promoted to d-coordinator after Juan Castillo gets the Axe upon Fisher's arrival. Another move made is not to re-sign WR D. Jackson...who ends up signing with New England...because that's what Tommy wants.
I'll get back to ya on what happens after that.
Later!

December 11, 2011  11:52 AM ET
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Indy will trade Peyton Manning to the Eagles for a bounty, reunite Manning with his former line coach Howard Mudd....after Indy selects Luck #1 overall.Vick will be traded to Miami, where Andy Reid will be coaching, after he gets fired. Jeff Fisher accepts the offer to coach the 2012 Eagles. Fisher reunites with former d-line coach in Tenn. Jim Washburn who is promoted to d-coordinator after Juan Castillo gets the Axe upon Fisher's arrival. Another move made is not to re-sign WR D. Jackson...who ends up signing with New England...because that's what Tommy wants.I'll get back to ya on what happens after that.Later!

Vicks ribs and Peytons neck, together? sure, why not. There goes $200 million out the window between them.

December 11, 2011  11:52 AM ET
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The Stanford kid is supposed to say what exactly to this stupid question? "Ship out the old fart I'm ready to go."

Good one...

Stanford doesn't send dummies out into the world.

December 11, 2011  12:04 PM ET
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Vicks ribs and Peytons neck, together? sure, why not. There goes $200 million out the window between them.

Just having some fun;)

Kidding aside, about Vick's contract status, the F.O. set it up to not take a cap hit, as well as all the other free agent signings except Asomougha. They're locked into him for the long haul.

Philly's line is getting better and would be an upgrade over Indy's, and having McCoy would help too. It would be refreshing to see a pure pocket QB with Peytons skills running this offense and its group of playmakers.

...back to reality.

December 11, 2011  12:33 PM ET
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Hasn't management already been crucified for not addressing the inevitable departure of Manning?

not if they got compensation and made a strong run at the play offs next year with Luck, luck the QB to all you amateaurs

December 11, 2011  12:40 PM ET
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Yes, but only around $5 million per year for Luck with the new CBA rules for rookie pay. a solid backup QB gets around $3 million on most teams.

when you're talking about the future of a franchise, money is not an object, the fans pay anyways

December 11, 2011  12:55 PM ET

I thought Robert Griffin III would be the new front runner in the draft, he has the Heisman he must be the best, right? Or maybe Peyton wants the Colts to draft Trent Richardson?

December 11, 2011  01:07 PM ET
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I thought Robert Griffin III would be the new front runner in the draft, he has the Heisman he must be the best, right? Or maybe Peyton wants the Colts to draft Trent Richardson?

Peyton Manning never won heisman, Ryan leaf did and everyone thought hed be the better QB look where that went. RG3 is good, but as a colts fan i dont want to see the colts draft a guy who could potentialy become a injury prone vick. stick with Luck,Barkley, or Moore to draft and theyll be fine

December 11, 2011  01:32 PM ET

Don't push your Luck.

December 11, 2011  02:30 PM ET

Pot Luck!!! Other highly touted quarterbacks, Jeff George, Gino Toretta, Barry Sullivan, Andre Ware, Ty Detmer, Charlie Ward, Danny Wuerfell, Chris Weinkie, Eric Couch, should I go on? You got to be Lucky when you draft a Quarterback.

December 11, 2011  04:30 PM ET

Couch and Weinkie won Heismans right?

 
December 11, 2011  04:30 PM ET
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Yes, but if they get rid of Manning, their management would be crucified by Indy faithful. Additionally, Luck would get demolished because of that crappy offensive line. David Carr anyone?

As an Indy faithful, I want them to be ready in case Peyton is done. So far in the past decade, they never bothered to groom their potential replacements, and this year it finally caught up to them. Draft Luck, have him sit while Manning comes back, but if Manning does go down, they are better prepared for life after Manning. And I am sure their are ways to get around his paychecks if he was forced to retire due to injury.

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