Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/15/11
While I`d like to believe Indianapolis Colts President Bill Polian when he said that Peyton Manning will be back with the Colts next season, I find it hard to swallow. There just won’t be enough money to go around. Now that the Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Rams have won two games a piece, the Colts are almost a lock to get the No. 1 pick in the draft, which will almost certainly be Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. Although it would be nice to have Manning – one of the greatest minds ever when it comes to football offense – mentor him, it’s a luxury the team could not afford. Top pick quarterbacks don’t come cheap. Actually, last season’s Cam Newton sort of did, hampered by uncertainties about his character and the lockout, and he signed with the Panthers for a guaranteed $22 million over four years. Luck would be more in line with the previous No. 1, Sam Bradford who signed for $78 million over six years with the Rams. And Bradford was nowhere near the prospect Luck is and was coming off a major injury. Of course, that kind of contract is doable if you don’t have too [...]
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