Originally posted by GEEK:
Definitely Manning - but I don't think that is the right question to ask.
Why haven't the Colts been more aggressive at finding an upgrade to their backup QB position in the past 6-odd years? The Patriots are similar to the Eagles in that they have been able to find substitutes for Brady and still play at a somewhat high/decent level - Cassel being the main one. Now they have Ryan Mallett, who I think is the perfect fit as that developmental QB.
Now the Colts have done what exactly? Jim Sorgi for over a half decade, drafted Painter in the 6th round, and signed a vet QB that will be 39 years old in December.
Piss poor front office work for not locking up a capable backup. Hell, they could have gotten Shaun Hill for a late round pick.
How many straight games did Manning play in? There isn't a need for a backup with you have the best quarterback in the league in his prime. Once you go to your backup quarterback(for teams with star quarterbacks), you're screwed. Rarely do you find a team in the league with a backup who should be a starter.
Originally posted by ninermaniac:
Watch them get Luck :(, talk about sucking at the best time.
I think they might trade that pick if they got it. It might be our best chance to get him.
You think so? I don't think there is any way they pass on Luck. If Manning could play another five years, that might be a wise decision as a short-term gain. Although they'll probably be losing the next Peyton Manning over the next fifteen seasons..
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