Luck Doesn’t Want To Back-Up Peyton

While very supportive of his teammates and relatively upbeat after his team’s tough Fiesta Bowl defeat, Andrew Luck answered a question about being stuck behind a quarterback like Peyton Manning with a rather dismissive “such is life”. It’s no secret that he wants to play right away, and some of speculated he may force a team to either play him or trade him.

The Colts may be able to financially afford both Manning and Andrew Luck, but Luck is ready and wanting to play now. These are the scenarios Jim Irsay and Colts fans must come to terms with:

1. If they don’t release Manning now and he’s healthy, he could start for the all four-five years of Andrew Luck’s first contract. Manning’s style of play and the rules are such that he throws the ball away before most contact. Brett Favre and Kurt Warner had two of their best seasons statistically at ages 40 and 38 respectively. Manning turns 36 in March.

2. Manning becomes healthy during the season while Andrew Luck and the team are playing well. Then, they create a wedge where Luck and the offense are forced out of rhythm for Peyton to come back in AND Peyton then can’t have any rust because the team was on a postseason pace.

They need to listen to the doctors. If they say Peyton will be healthy for any point in the 2012 season, they either need to release him and draft Andrew Luck, trade the pick, or draft a playmaker.

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5 Responses to “Luck Doesn’t Want To Back-Up Peyton”

  1. dpfdi says:

    God you are a fucking goddamn moron. “such is life” he lost a fucking game. How do you think he would feel answering the question. Jesus you fucking internet bloggers need to get lives #morons

    • Chris Bach says:

      The point of this article was to explore the ramifications of keeping both of them. Luck’s answer was after answering many other questions, and he didn’t seem too emotional.

      I was trying to look at the practicality of keeping both Luck and Manning, and how you could be paying Luck to sit on the bench for awhile.

      Irsay wants Luck, which may create a situation where Peyton leaves.

      If they trade Manning after March 8, they take a $38 million cap hit.

  2. WOLF says:

    I hate it when people try to make the comparison of this situation to the Favre-Rodgers situation. First of all, Rodgers was drafted 24th and was a luxury pick. And even Ted Thompson has recently said that the Packers did a lot of work changing the mechanics and footwork of Rodgers before he played. If anything I would compare it to the Brees-Rivers situation, and barely at that. Brees was nowhere near the same level as Manning and fans were pretty frustrated with Brees and even lost his job to Doug Flutie. Yeah so I think the Colts would be stupid to keep both.

  3. t i says:

    terrible article. you dont even post the whole luck quote. you dont even mention the fact thst peyton and andrew have maintained a friendship for years due to the manning passing academy that andrew has attented and more recently taught at, and archie playing with andrew’s father way back in the day. it has been documented that luck had consulted peyton when going back to college the previous year (i.e. the mentoring has long begun).

    the real reason that manning and luck will not likely co-exist is due to the cap troubles the polians put the franchise in. regardless of andrew going first overall, he could easily sit behind manning 2 years – regsrdless if it is unprecedented.

    luck and peyton both have the type of character to make it work

    its the cap issues of some aging vets which is the big issue


    The COLTS should trade PEYTON Manning to the Redskins! The Redskins should go after Robert Griffin. Its time for The redskins to CUT Rex Grossman and get a Real QB and some real offensive weapons!